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Ghana's President John Atta Mills dies

25 July 2012 Last updated at 02:16 BST

The President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, has died at the age of 68

He had been suffering from throat cancer for some time.

The country's vice-president has been sworn as leader and will hold office until the country's scheduled presidential elections which are due in December.

Julie Peacock reports.