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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

Kofi Annan calls for calm in Egypt

LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Egyptian leaders are called on to return the country to a state of constitutional order peacefully, former U.N. chief Kofi Annan said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
By United Press International

Syria peace talks delayed after Putin unyielding

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 19 (UPI) -- Syrian peace talks will be delayed after Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to boycott talks that assume President Bashar Assad will resign, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Foreign ministers say Syrian political solution can't include Assad

Foreign ministers say Syrian political solution can't include Assad

AMMAN, Jordan, May 23 (UPI) -- Top diplomats from 11 Middle Eastern and Western countries, meeting in Jordan, say they continue to support a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

Report: Africa loses billions annually to corruption, tax evasion

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Tax avoidance, secret government deals and other illicit schemes cost African nations $38 billion a year, a U.N. panel said.

Reports say Syria to get Russian missiles; U.S. aware of reports

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 9 (UPI) -- A Russian deal to sell advanced anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria is imminent, information relayed to the United States by Israel indicated.

Syrian Internet traffic restored

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 8 (UPI) -- An optic cable malfunction in Syria caused a 24-hour outage affecting Internet access, the state-run news service said Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 29, 2013.
By United Press International

The Cypriot mess

PARIS, March 25 (UPI) -- Only a fool would deny the ability of the EU to concoct some last-minute rescue for Cyprus that keeps the great euro suspense drama limping wearily onward.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 21, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 17, 2013
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
By United Press International
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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)
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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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