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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

Poll leaves Kenya still bitterly divided

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11 (UPI) -- Kenya is on a knife-edge following the hair's-breadth victory of Uhuru Kenyatta in a presidential election that leaves the East African nation bitterly divided.

Turkey's PM says Zionism is humanity crime

VIENNA, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a speech in Vienna, described Zionism as "a crime against humanity,"

Kenya braces for election bloodletting

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Kenya is bracing for bloodshed during its March 4 election, which is feared to match the horrors of ethnic violence in December 2007 that killed 1,500 people.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
By United Press International
The Syrian civil war

The Syrian civil war

As 2012 comes to a close, cracks were appearing in the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad with his vice president saying neither side in the civil war can win outright amid the specter of possible chemical warfare and reports the beleaguered leader is positioning himself and his family to flee Damascus for a last stand in his ancestral home of Qardaha.
CAROLINE L. DEBEVEC, United Press International

Kenyans brace for another violent election

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Kenya has been hit by bombings and shootings that have sharpened political tensions as the country braces for violence in upcoming presidential elections.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
By United Press International
Clinton: Syria needs united opposition

Clinton: Syria needs united opposition

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Syrian National Council is too isolated from events in Syria to lead opposition forces, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kofi Annan."
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