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Kofi Annan
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan (center) tours Beirut's bombed-out southern suburbs with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora (left), other government officials and Hezbollah members of Parliament on Monday August 28, 2006. Residents of the southern suburbs held up posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as the entourage passed. Annan is on the first leg of a Middle East tour to strengthen the cease-fire in Lebanon. (UPI Photo)

Kofi Atta Annan /ˈkoʊfi əˈnɑːn/ (born 8 April 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his founding the Global AIDS and Health Fund to support developing countries in their struggle to care for their people.

Kofi Annan was born in the Kofandros section of Kumasi, Ghana – in what was then the British colony of the Gold Coast. He is a twin, which has a respected status in Ghanaian culture. His twin sister Efua Atta, who died in 1991, shares the middle name Atta, which in Fante and Akan means 'twin'. Annan and his sister were born into one of the country's aristocratic families; both their grandfathers and their uncle were tribal chiefs.

In the Akan names tradition, some children are named according to the day of the week on which they were born, and/or in relation to how many children precede them. Kofi in Akan is the name that corresponds with Friday.

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