Ghana President Mr. Atta Mills is dead

Posted: July 24, 2012 in General

Ghana’s President John Atta Mills has died, according to a statement sent by the president’s office to Reuters on Tuesday.

“It is with a heavy heart…that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the president of the Republic of Ghana,” Reuters quoted the  statement as saying.

It said the president, 68, died a few hours after being taken ill but no further details were given. 

But the BBC reported that Mr. Mills had been suffering from throat cancer.

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