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Maurice Flanagan

How is the executive vice chairman of Emirates Airline and Group linked to a former Israeli prisoner? And where does a popular British singer fit in?

April 8, 2009 3:15 by

Kofi Annan

The former United Nations Secretary General was pleased with the Live 8 concerts saying: “This is really a United Nations. The whole world has come together in solidarity with the poor.”

“On behalf of the poor, the voiceless and the weak I say thank you.”

The Ghanaian diplomat served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN, and held two five-year terms. He was the first person from a black African nation to serve the post. During his tenure he saw the HIV/AIDS endemic as a personal priority and proposed the establishment of a Global AIDS and Health Fund.

In June 2000, after the Israeli withdrawal from Southern Lebanon, Annan met the Hezbollah secretary general…

 
 

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