Ghana Swears in New President After Death of Atta Mills


Ghanaian President John Atta Mills died suddenly on Tuesday while receiving medical attention, reportedly suffering from throat cancer. His vice president, John Dramani Mahama, was sworn in hours after his death was announced.
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    African Elections Project, 25 July 2012

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  • Ghana:  Economic Implications of Atta Mills' Death

    Renaissance Capital, 24 July 2012

    President John Atta Mills, 68, died yesterday, 23 July, at a miitary hospital in Accra after taking ill the previous night, according to a presidential statement. read more »

  • Ghana:  Shock Greets 'Untimely' Death of President As VP Takes Offfice

    allAfrica.com, 24 July 2012

    Ghana is mourning the passing of President John Evans Atta Mills, who was succeeded in office late Tuesday by his vice president, John Dramani Mahama. read more »

  • Ghana:  World Leaders Mourn Attah Mills

    This Day, 25 July 2012

    World leaders paid glowing tributes to the late Ghanaian President, Attah Evans Mills, who died in an Accra hospital on Tuesday. read more »

  • Ghana:  Ban Saddened By Death of Ghanaian President

    UN News Service, 24 July 2012

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he is saddened by the death of the President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, and offered his heartfelt condolences to the late leader’s ... read more »

  • Ghana:  President Jonathan Mourns Late Ghanaian President

    Nigeria First, 24 July 2012

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  • Nigeria:  Ghana's Atta Mills Dies At 68

    Vanguard, 25 July 2012

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John Dramani Mahama is sworn in as President Of Ghana.

  • Ghana:  MPs to Swear In New President

    African Elections Project, 24 July 2012

    The clerks of parliament are trying so hard to get all Members of Parliament present for the swearing of Vice President Mahama as president tonight. read more »

  • Ghana:  U.S. Secretary Clinton On Death of President Mills

    United States Department of State, 24 July 2012

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE read more »

  • Ghana:  President Obama On Death of President Mills of Ghana

    United States Department of State, 24 July 2012

    THE WHITE HOUSE read more »

  • Ghana:  USAID Director Shah on Death of President Mills

    United States Agency for International Development, 24 July 2012

    I was surprised and saddened to learn today of President John Atta Mills' sudden death. On behalf of USAID, I extend my sympathies to President Mills' family and all Ghanaians for ... read more »

  • Ghana:  President John Atta Mills Is Dead

    Leadership, 24 July 2012

    Ghana's President John Atta Mills has died unexpectedly, a presidential statement said, and an aide said his death occurred on Tuesday after he took ill on Monday night. read more »

  • Ghana:  U.S. Senators Coons and Isakson On the Death of President Mills

    United States Senate, 24 July 2012

    U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), chair and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, released the following ... read more »

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    Vanguard, 24 July 2012

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  • Ghana:  Nigerian President Mourns Atta Mills

    Vanguard, 24 July 2012

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  • Ghana:  Nigerian Legislators Pay Tribute to Atta Mills

    Vanguard, 24 July 2012

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  • Ghana:  Press Statement on the Death of President Mills

    Government of Ghana, 24 July 2012

    It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Evans Atta Mills. read more »

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