It seems that actual e-mails dating from 1998 indicate that SecGen Kofi Annan (father of Kojo) may have been suffering from unexplained memory loss.
According to ISN Security Watch
“One of the emails, which AP and The New York Times claim to have obtained,describes an alleged encounter between Annan and officials from Cotecna Inspection S.A. in late 1998, during which the Swiss company’s bid for the contract was raised.
The second, from the same Cotecna executive, expresses confidence that the company would win the bid because of “effective but quiet lobbying” in New York diplomatic circles.”
It was certainly effective and will remain quiet if SecGen Annan has anything to do with it.