The United Nations UN Security Council has announced that former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died.
— The Associated Press (@AP)
February 16, 2016.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who served as the United Nations secretary-general in the 1990s, has died at 93. He was the first African and Egyptian to occupy the exalted seat.
The UN Security Council confirmed the news of his death.
During his tenure, the Egyptian diplomat was widely criticized for his handling of the conflicts in Rwanda and Bosnia. After years of tension with the United States, the Clinton administration ultimately blocked him from a second term. Boutros-Ghali was the first secretary-general from Africa
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