Ghanaians gather to mourn former UN chief Kofi Annan

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghanaians are paying their respects to former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan ahead of tomorrow’s state funeral.

Annan died in August in Switzerland at age 80.

The grandson of tribal chiefs, he was the first black African to become the UN leader and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

Ghanaians have thronged at a conference centre in Accra to remember him.

Ghana has said several African heads of state from Zimbabwe, Liberia, Ivory Coast and elsewhere are expected to attend the funeral.