Resolving of the current crisis is not about individuals ... but about strong institutions that will ensure the country will not have to return back to this kind of crisis every couple of yearsKenyan crisis talks expand in Nairobi Feb 05, 2008
We believe within seven to 15 days, we should be able to tackle the first three agenda itemsAnnan: Kenyan parties agree on talks Feb 01, 2008
We are determined, all of us here, to resolve these issues as quickly as possible and bring stability and peace to this countryTalks end after Kenyan lawmaker's death Jan 31, 2008
I am still hopeful that we shall be able to clarify the remaining issues with the Sudanese government, and that in the New Year there will be a force on the ground to bring effective protection and security to the suffering people of DarfurU.N., Sudan work on Darfur crisis issues Dec 20, 2006
More people are dying every day, and will die in much larger numbers if there is not a real improvement in security very soonU.N., Sudan work on Darfur crisis issues Dec 20, 2006
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.