John Atta Mills, the president of Ghana died suddenly at a military hospital in Accra on Tuesday. Mills had turned 68 on Saturday. The cause of death was not reported, but Mills had recently spent eight days undergoing medical treatment in the U.S. Upon his return, he had said that he was well enough to continue running the country. Mills had won the presidency in 2008 by less than 1 percent of the vote. He had five months left in his first term and had been expected to run again in December.
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