Kofi Annan

  • March 29, 2012  

    Arab League leaders gathered in Baghdad for the first time in decades Thursday to attend a summit where U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to translate his commitments to peace into action. Margaret Warner reports and GlobalPost’s James Foley recounts the fighting in Saraqeb. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012  

    President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that Syria “will spare no effort” to make the peace plan proposed by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan “a success,” but said rebels must first cease their “terrorist acts.” Margaret Warner and NPR’s Kelly McEvers discuss the Syria debate at the Arab League summit in Baghdad. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2012  

    Reports from Syria Tuesday suggested a possible breakthrough — that President Bashar al-Assad had accepted Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan amid new estimates by the U.N. that the death toll in the uprising had reached 9,000. John Ray of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2012  

    Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad toured the besieged city of Homs Tuesday, as reports suggested the government had accepted Kofi Annan’s peace plan. Judy Woodruff discusses the latest developments with journalist Andrew Tabler, author of “In the Lion’s Den,” who lived in Syria for most of the last decade. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2012  

    In other news Friday, Greece’s government said nearly 84 percent of its private-sector creditors agreed to accept new Greek bonds worth less than half the old ones, making it the biggest debt writedown in history. In Syria, activists reported that at least 54 people were killed in nationwide violence. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2008  

    The United Nations Thursday urged Kenya to prosecute those responsible for the worst of the country’s recent post-election violence. Margaret Warner reports from Kenya on how citizens and businesses are working to recover from the politically fueled unrest. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2008  

    While Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga were able to reach an agreement on a coalition government, Kenyans are anxiously waiting to see if the deal will hold. Margaret Warner reports from Kenya on the latest developments. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2008  

    Rival leaders in Kenya agreed to a coalition government deal Thursday that would create a new prime minister role to rule with the president, raising hopes for an end to two months of post-election violence. The U.S. secretary of state for African affairs discusses the plan and the prospects for peace. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2008  

    Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan postponed talks between rival leaders in Kenya Thursday after an opposition lawmaker was killed — the second in three days. L.A. Times Nairobi Bureau Chief Edmund Sanders discusses the prospects for an end to the turmoil. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2008  

    For the first time since a disputed election drove the country into turmoil, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga met Thursday for talks mediated by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Analysts discuss the prospects for peace. Continue reading

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