Atta Mills, Ghana President Passes On

Published on 25th July 2012

The late John Atta Mills
Ghana President John Atta Mills died suddenly on Tuesday, hours after being taken ill and months before he was to seek re-election in a country seen as a bastion of democracy in west Africa.

The 68-year-old Mills oversaw the start of large-scale oil production in Ghana in December 2010. Mills died in a hospital in the capital Accra while receiving treatment. He had shown signs of illness, including recently losing his voice and a gradual loss of weight.His recent visit to the United States was officially for a routine medical check-up.

The African Executive sends the people of Ghana and Africa its heartfelt condolences during this moment of grief.

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