Talk:Kofi Annan

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Languages[edit]

"Anna is fluent in English, French, Kru, other dialects of Akan, and other African languages." I'm not one to usually find racism in every nook and cranny of a sentence. But doesn't it seem a little wrong to write off his liguistic abilities with the phrase "African languages" instead of explicitly stating what those languages are? To say French is more important that Wolof or Zulu is a little imperialistic. Can somebody find out what the actual "african languages" he speaks are. Especially since he is an African and neither English or French are native to the continent and are of thus relatively low importance (and yes, I am aware that the working languages of the UN are French and English. Im refering to this all in a 'Kofi is a man from Africa' not 'Kofi ran the UN' sense)

Rather than accusing people of racism, why didn't you fix it? CsikosLo (talk) 16:06, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Time[edit]

Do we know what the time of replacement, do we have any link, sources from that day? .User_talk: BoxingWear

Kofi Annan a muslim?[edit]

I removed the sentence "He was the first muslim UN-secretary general", added 12 July 2018‎ by an un-registered user, and lacking any source. According to Google Answer, he is a protestant Christian. / Ternarius (talk) 14:49, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

I don't think it's even relevant..! Lawtheagoraphobic (talk) 08:26, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 August 2018[edit]

In the third paragraph under Early years and Education, please, change " the Gold Coast gained independence from the UK and began using the name "Ghana" to " the Gold Coast reclaimed its independence from the UK and changed its name to "Ghana".

Thank you 70.30.34.154 (talk) 13:12, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

It has been protected by Ymblanter. Already happened. Thanks! Source Content Self-Maker (talk) 13:49, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Not already happened. 86.145.213.3 (talk) 12:18, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Not done No supporting reference has been provided for the change 86.145.213.3 (talk) 12:17, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
According to Ebenezer Obiri Addo in Kwame Nkrumah: A Case Study of Religion and Politics in Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah had motioned Parliament in 1956 to rename the territory upon attaining independence, which it did in 1957. Addo calls it Nkrumah's "most important religio-political action". Wakari07 (talk) 14:29, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
 Not done: The page's protection level has changed since this request was placed. You should now be able to edit the page yourself. If you still seem to be unable to, please reopen the request with further details. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 16:02, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Cause of death[edit]

needs clarification. Once it is clear. the recent death template should be removed from this page. --DBigXray 14:08, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Also done. Thanks User:Power~enwiki. Wakari07 (talk) 14:13, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia NEWS Headlines[edit]

Why his death is not news headlines? who responsible? why indian PM but not Annan? please explain to the world — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.151.48.143 (talk) 15:56, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

You may read this "discussion"... Not enough editors who like him enough to do some basic work on the article. Wakari07 (talk) 01:43, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Or even to point out specific concerns on this talk page. Not even a "recent deaths" mention. Unbelievable. 108.34.206.74 (talk) 10:02, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, at least the mention is there now. 108.34.206.74 (talk) 14:42, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Memoir[edit]

Please delete the word "written" and the comma before it, in this section. Can you also change the "Peguin Press" link to read Penguin Press. Editrite! 203.196.41.161 (talk) 22:24, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Fixed, thank you. Wakari07 (talk) 10:51, 19 August 2018 (UTC)