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First African Secretary General of the United Nations is dead

First African Secretary General of the United Nations is dead

Egypt

The Egyptian diplomat and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died today, February 16, at the age of 93 in Cairo.

The death of the first African Secretary General was announced today by the president of the UN Security Council, Rafael Ramirez.

The Security Council observed a minute’s silence for Boutros-Ghali who was admitted last week at a hospital in Cairo.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who is the sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations was elected to head the position in January 1992 until December 1996. He was succeeded by another African, Ghanaian Kofi Annan.

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