John Atta Mills

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Ghana Prez Dies Unexpectedly

Obama, in 2009 visit, called Ghana model for democracy, growth

(Newser) - Just five months before finishing his first term in office, Ghana's President John Atta Mills died unexpectedly yesterday in a military hospital in Accra, reports the New York Times . Few official details were released about Mills' death, which occurred just two days after his 68th birthday, although reportedly he... More »

Obama Arrives in Ghana

(Newser) - Thousands of thrilled Ghanaians greeted President Obama today on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa since winning the presidency. Obama, Michelle, and their daughters met President John Atta Mills at the airport in Accra as traditional dancers performed under welcoming banners. Many Ghanaians see Obama's trip more as a homecoming... More »

Opposition Leader Claims Victory in Ghana Runoff

But ruling party says results still too close to call

(Newser) - John Atta Mills has proclaimed himself the winner of Ghana’s presidential runoff election, the BBC reports, but the ruling NPP party says the results are still too close to call. Tensions are running high over the poll—earlier today police were forced to fire warning shots at a huge... More »

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