The life and times of Kofi Annan: Who was his family?

By Derrick Oluoch | Saturday, Aug 18th 2018 at 14:18
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Koffi Annan [Courtesy]

Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Laureate Kofi Annnan has died aged 80.

Annan passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th in Switzerland after a short illness. His wife, Nane Annan and their children Kojo, Nina and Ama were by his side during his last days.

Today we mourn the loss of a great man, a leader, and a visionary: former @UN Secretary General @KofiAnnan. A life well lived. A life worth celebrating. — IOM - UN Migration (@UNmigration) August 18, 2018

Kofi Annan's family has remained private with little information in the public domain.

Kofi Annan first married Titi Alakija, a Nigerian woman, in 1965. Together they had a daughter, Ama, and a son, Kojo. Annan separated with Titi in the late seventies but he remained an involved parent and lived with his son Kojo for a while after his separation with the mother.

After several years of living apart from his first wife, in 1981, Annan fell in love with Nane Lagergren, a lawyer at the U.N.

Nane was divorced and has a young daughter, Nina, from her first marriage.


Kofi with his wife Nane [Courtesy]


Kofi Annan's son Kojo with his wife [Courtesy]

Annan with his daughter Ama [Courtesy]

Ama Annan [Courtesy]

Arrangements to celebrate his remarkable life will be announced later.

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