Dignitaries from around the world laid to rest former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his native Ghana on Thursday.
In the ceremony attended by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and other world leaders, calls were made to keep alive the legacy of a “stubborn optimist” to create a better, more peaceful world.
His widow Nane Maria led hundreds of mourners, that also included traditional rulers and global royalty, and called her husband an “extraordinary” person who had a “joy of life”, Punch writes.
Kofi Annan, who served two terms as UN chief, died on August 18, 2018 in Bern Switzerland after a battle with cancer.
See photos from the burial below.