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Ghana’s President John Atta Mills dies

In a statement today from the Executive Office of the President of Ghana, it was reported that the 68-year-old President of Ghana, John Atta Mills died from throat cancer after taken ill.

After the news was confirmed, the vice president John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as his replacement in a ceremony in the capital. Pres Atta Mills was elected in 2009 and was planning to seek re-election in December’s poll. This news came as a shock to the entire country and condolences have been coming in from neighboring countries and friends of Ghana.

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