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All Ghana flags to fly at half-mast Thursday for Kofi Annan

The funeral rites began on Tuesday at the AICC

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed that all national flags fly at half-mast on Thursday in honour of late Kofi Annan, 3news.com can confirm.

The former UN Secretary General, who died on Saturday, August 18, is scheduled to be buried on Thursday on the heels of a state funeral at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Immediately after his death, President Akufo-Addo directed national flags across the country and those at Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the globe to be lowered for one week in mourning.

Thursday’s funeral is expected to be graced by some world leaders including heads of state of Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa among other Africa states.

The White House, Number 10, Kremlin and Berlin will also send high-powered delegations to Accra.

Kofi Annan served the United Nations for decades, rising to become its Secretary-General between 1997 and 2006.

He will be buried at the New Cemetery at Burma Camp.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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