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General News of Thursday, 13 September 2018

Source: Class FM

Kofi Annan to be buried today

The late former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, will be buried today, Thursday, 13 September 2018, after laying in state at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) for three days.

A burial service will be held on Thursday morning followed by a private burial at the new military cemetery with full military honours and a 17-gun salute.

Several heads of states across the world are in the country to participate in final funeral rites.

The general public on Tuesday, 11 September, between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00pm filed past the body to pay their last respects to the statesman.

On Wednesday, 12 September, dignitaries including recognised groups, chiefs, Members of Parliament, Ministers of State and world leaders, took their turn to pay their last respects to the former UN boss.

Mr Annan, who was the seventh UN Secretary-General from January 1997 to December 2006 died peacefully in Switzerland on 18 August 2018 after a short illness.

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