Former UN chief Kofi Annan has died at age 80

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Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.

 His foundation announced his death in a tweet on Saturday, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness.

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