SIWO Global News 18th August 2018 #123

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Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary- General and Nobel Prize Laureate dies at 80.

For many in the  global world, the UN and the Kofi Annan Foundation and Ghana it has been sad to hear of the passing away of Kofi Annan.  Tributes have poured in from all over the world for this elder statesman.  He was noble yet humble, a humanitarian standing against poverty and a health advocate to combat AIDS, a peacekeeper and negotiator for settling wars,  and an optimist for a better world.  Born and educated in Ghana, he won a scholarship to pursue further studies in the US.  He joined the UN and worked his way up the ranks.  He served two terms as the UN Secretary-General,  Condolences to his family and the world has lost a great man.

Memorial Service for Genoa Bridge victims

The Prime Minister went to join family and friends at the memorial service for the victims of the collapsed bridge.  Some families boycotted the service because of the anger they have towards the government, builders of the bridge, the company repairing it.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Engagement is Official

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra confirmed and celebrated their engagement with a party in Mumbai, India.  The party was attended by their respective families as well as her Bollywood friends.  The party known as a roka ceremony of Hindu prayers is an occasion for the couples families to meet each other and for them to be blessed to live a happy life together.

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SIWO Reporter: Susanna Dziworshie

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