The opposition has not had a chance to govern because alternates that you expect in democracy have not happened and so it is extremely difficultAnnan calls for Tsvangirai-Mugabe talks May 29, 2008
There is concern that whatever the outcome of the election, there is need for dialogue, there is need for mediation between the two groups regardless of who winsAnnan calls for Tsvangirai-Mugabe talks May 29, 2008
I am beginning to see light at the end of the tunnelAnnan says 'light' seen in Kenya talks Feb 21, 2008
This committee would be mandated to investigate all aspects of the 2007 presidential election and make findings and recommendations to improve the electoral processAnnan says Kenya political deal near Feb 15, 2008
The current crisis is a big challenge but it provides an opportunity for Kenyan leaders to steer the country to a new level of stabilityKenyan talks move to secret location Feb 12, 2008
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.