Boutros Boutros-Ghali, First UN Secretary-General from Africa, Has Died

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Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who served as the United Nations secretary-general in the 1990s, has died at 93. 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.