Koffi Annan , Ghanaian Diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006, was laid to rest in his home country, Ghana, on Thursday, September 13th.
The Diplomat and Nobel Laureate died in a Swiss Hospital on August 18 after a brief illness, at the age of 80 .
He was married to Nane Maria Annan and the union was blessed with four Children.
His body was flown to Accra on Monday for burial in his homeland, where he is seen as a National hero .
The funeral was the climax of three-day Burial Ceremony that commenced on September 11,2018 which saw thousands of Ghanaians file past his coffin as it lay in state in the capital , Accra .
Reuters reported that around 6 , 000 mourners packed the auditorium for Thursday ’ s official service .
The funeral had the presence of world leaders and dignitaries including the Current UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres , former Ghanaian Presidents, the leaders of Ivory Coast , Liberia , Namibia and Niger, and the Crown Prince of Norway, former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and wife Toyin, amongst others.
Royalties included Princess Beatrix , the former Queen of the Netherlands , and her daughter – in – law , Princess Mabel , who were close friends .