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Ghana's President dies at 68

07-25-2012 05:18 BJT

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Ghana’s President John Atta Mills has passed away at the age of 68. The president’s chief of staff spoke on national television, saying Mills had died on Tuesday afternoon at a military hospital in Accra.

No details were given about the cause of his death. According to state-run media, Ghana’s parliament was set to hold an emergency meeting immediately following the news. Mills served as president as Ghana began grappling with how to deal with its newfound oil wealth from offshore fields discovered in the last five years.

He promised to spread the country’s new found wealth, but his death came before he could finish his first term in a nation long held up as a model of democracy.

 

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Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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