Kofi Annan

 
How Big Data - and lessons from Obama - swung Senegal’s presidential election
How Big Data - and lessons from Obama - swung Senegal’s presidential election
When a United States senator from Chicago decided to run for president, one of his first volunteers was a student from Senegal. They met at a...
Pentagon Papers whistleblower wins Swedish rights prize
Pentagon Papers whistleblower wins Swedish rights prize
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, a former US military analyst who exposed Washington's secret war plans for Vietnam in 1971, won the...
West Africa’s failed 'war on drugs'
West Africa’s failed 'war on drugs'
Lagos – No matter where you look in West Africa, drug laws are failing. Despite tough sentencing guidelines and zero-tolerance...
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies
Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 on Saturday after a short illness, his...
Obama to deliver 2018 Mandela lecture
Obama to deliver 2018 Mandela lecture
Former United States president Barack Obama has been named the speaker of the 2018 Nelson Mandela lecture, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has...
The World Bank needs to return to its mission
The World Bank needs to return to its mission
The World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost shared prosperity. These goals are universally...
Kofi Annan dismisses criticism of ICC
Kofi Annan dismisses criticism of ICC
If African victims could get justice in their own countries, there would be no need for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to step in, former...
Annan: Tax havens to blame for Africa's economic crisis
Annan: Tax havens to blame for Africa's economic crisis
UN secretary general Kofi Annan told a United Nations Security Council meeting on natural resources and conflict on Wednesday, that tax...
Lakhdar Brahimi to replace Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria
Lakhdar Brahimi to replace Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria
Former Algerian foreign minister and longtime UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi, known as a strong-willed, independent broker, has agreed to replace former...
Kofi Annan steps down as UN envoy to Syria
Kofi Annan steps down as UN envoy to Syria
Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is quitting as international peace envoy for Syria in the face of an armed rebellion against President Bashar...
Syrian rebels threaten more violence should sanction bid fail
Syrian rebels threaten more violence should sanction bid fail
The vote, expected later on Wednesday, gained new urgency as fierce fighting erupted across Damascus and rebel fighters at the forefront of the
Death knell for Syria regime as China, Russia turn on Assad
Death knell for Syria regime as China, Russia turn on Assad
The UK and French foreign ministers have said a UN communiqué, drawn up in Geneva on Saturday night to address the escalating conflict in...

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