World leaders yesterday paid their last regards to one of Africa’s most well-known negotiators, Busumuru Kofi Atta Annan, as they bade him goodbye at his burial service at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).
It was the peak of three long periods of national grieving which saw a huge number of Ghanaians and the conciliatory corps record past his pine box as it lay in state. Mr Annan kicked the bucket on 18 August, 2018 in Switzerland at 80 years old.
Grievers in conventional dark and red clothing recorded the fundamental lobby of the AICC, which sits around 4,000 individuals. All the more additionally watched procedures on a mammoth screen in a theater simply outside the corridor.
A few heads of states from different nations who graced the event included: President of Namibia, Dr. Hage G. Geingob, Vice President of Angola, Bornito Sousa Baltazar Diogo, and Thani Hamad Hkalifa Hama Al-Thani, sibling of the Emirof Qatar.
The rest were President of Liberia, George Oppong Weah, President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, Prime Minister of Nigel, Bright Rafani, and Prime Minister of Niger, Brigidi Rafini.
Others were Mr Alassane Ouattarra, President of Cote d’Ivoire, President of Zimbabwe, Emerson Mnangawa, Prime Minister of Lesotho, Pakalitha Mosisilo and a few delegates from different associations.
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