Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Ghana President Mills dead: presidential statement
Posted : Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:28PM
ACCRA (Reuters) - 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," the statement said.
It said the president, 68, died a few hours after being taken ill but no further details were given.
(Reporting by Kwassi Kpodo; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Michael Roddy)
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