Photo Story: Kofi Annan Laid to Rest in Ghana

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.

Former Ghana president John Mahama graced the event
Relatives of the late Annan attend the funeral
Pallbearers at the event
UN Chief Guterres addresses the gathering

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