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Ghanaian wins top International Award

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 10, 2008

A thirty-four year old Ghanaian, Mr James Kofi Annan, has been honoured with one of the most prestigious awards in the world, the Frederick Douglas Freedom Award.
 
Mr Annan was bundled into servitude at the age of six, working 17 hours a day in some of Ghana’s fishing communities for seven years, during which he was subjected to continuous abuse without food and shelter.  The Freedom Award, which was instituted by the John Templeton Foundation, would be presented to Mr Annan by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, the 1984 and 2007 Gandhi Peace Prize and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award winner, on September 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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