As Kofi Annan Steps Down, South Korea's Ban Ki-moon Becomes U.N. Secretary General

I know virtually nothing about Ban Ki-Moon but I'm hopeful

Kofi Annan was certainly was not perfect but was quite good. As for the corruption charges that surfaced around him, I was never quite sure how much of this was cooked, at least in part by the Bushies and Bolton, because Annan stood up to them.