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Kenya Talks on Hold

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has suspended negotiations in Kenya, saying, “The leaders have to assume their responsibilities and become directly engaged in these talks.” Annan has been mediating a political crisis marked by tribal violence that has claimed at least 1,500 lives.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008 READ MORE

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Annan Rebukes U.S. for Abusing Power

Speaking from the Truman Library in his last speech as U.N. secretary-general, Kofi Annan excoriated the United States for abusing its power in the world community: “No nation can make itself secure by seeking supremacy over others.”

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  • Posted on Dec 11, 2006 READ MORE

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    United Nations Secretary-General Saddened by Iraq War

    As he prepares to leave office after 10 years, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan spoke to the BBC about his sorrow at not being able to prevent the war in Iraq, and described the violence there as “much worse” than civil war.

    Posted on Dec 3, 2006 READ MORE

    Lebanon Cease-Fire to Start Monday

    The cease-fire in Lebanon will take effect Monday morning, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has announced.  Israel and Lebanon agreed to the timing during a meeting with Annan on Saturday.

    Posted on Aug 12, 2006 READ MORE

    Annan: Hostilities Between Israel and Hezbollah Must Stop

    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan demanded a cease-fire while also condemning Hezbollah and attacking Israel for “excessive use of force.” The European Union made similar demands for a cessation of violence and pledged 10 million euros in aid. Bombed-out roads in southern Lebanon are hampering aid efforts.

    Posted on Jul 20, 2006 READ MORE

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