Étiquettes » Kofi Annan

The Spirit of Córdoba

Having so often cited the Umayyad emirate (later caliphate) of Córdoba in my Humanities lectures at SOAS, as an historic example of religious tolerance and the promotion of an independent spirit of enquiry, it is perhaps surprising that I had never been to this Andalusian city myself until last night. 482 mots de plus

Germany's Siemens deal with Ghana

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says German conglomerate – Siemens AG – which is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe, will soon announce its decision to establish its presence in Ghana. 710 mots de plus

FMM 11 2 18 Calm Energy

“Good words cool more than cold water.” ~  John Ray.

In high school my classmates and I were lucky enough to have the same ‘form teacher’ (I guess in the US he would be called our home-room teacher) for five years.  1 026 mots de plus


It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. 252 mots de plus


Mind Cleanup - "now" vs "before"

There is always one « Mind Cleanup » entry sitting in my drafts folder, where I can dump quick words, quotes and links that I might want to write about later. 905 mots de plus


[Part 4] Reflecting on the 2018 Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program [Johannesburg, South Africa]

“One is never too young to lead and we are never too old to learn” – Kofi Annan

This is one of the statements that stood out in the session on 

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Global Unites

The rise of snakebite

Kofi Annan achieved much in his life. He was the only black African to become UN-secretary general. His humanitarian work won him a Nobel Peace Prize. 390 mots de plus