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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 11:19
Ghana's President John Atta Mills dies
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Ghana's President John Atta Mills, who was suffering from throat cancer, has died in hospital in the capital, Accra.

A statement from his office said the 68-year-old died a few hours after being taken ill, but did not give details.

John Dramani Mahama, his vice-president, has been sworn in as his replacement in a ceremony in the capital.

Atta Mills had ruled the West African country since 2009.

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