Jul 24, 2012

Ghana’s President Is Dead

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," Reuters quoted the statement as saying.

It said the president, 68, died a few hours after being taken ill but no further details were given.

But the BBC reported that Mr. Mills had been suffering from throat cancer.