Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan was finally laid to rest Thursday, September 13, 2018.

The burial ceremony of the Ghanaian diplomat took place at the Accra International Conference Centre, before his body was laid to rest at the Military Cemetery at Burma Camp in Accra.

Hundreds of persons from far and near thronged the venue to pay their last respects to the late Kofi Annan, including dignitaries from all over the world.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Hundred of dignitaries throng the AICC to pay their last respects to Mr. Annan

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But as is common with most funerals, the moods of some persons could not be ignored as they tried to come to terms with the fact the the ex-UN General Secretary is no more.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Some photos from Kofi Annan’s burial ceremony depicted emotional scenes from his friends and loved ones.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

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Tributes have poured in from family, friends and loved ones for the late Ghanaian diplomat.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

The burial service of Kofi Annan

The sermon for the day was delivered by Reverend J.O. Akrofi. The Winneba Youth Choir also performed a beautiful song which was greeted by applause.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Born in Kumasi, the capital of Ghana’s Ashanti region, Annan devoted four decades of his working life to the UN, and was known for projecting quiet charisma to the role.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Kofi Annan's body going to the his final rest place, Military Cemetery in Accra.

Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, as the world was reeling from the September 11 terror attacks in the United States, jointly with the UN “for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world”.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Kofi Annan laid to rest

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Mr Annan, a Ghanaian national and nobel peace laureate, died on August 8 at the age of 80 after a short illness.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

Annan is survived by his wife Nane Maria, children and grandchildren.

Heartbreaking photos from Kofi Annan’s funeral

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