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Topic - John Atta
The rumors started to swirl around Ghana in June: President John Atta Mills was ill, maybe too sick to seek re-election, and he was going abroad to seek medical treatment.
President John Atta Mills vowed to help spread the wealth from Ghana's newly discovered offshore oil fields, though his death Tuesday came before the 68-year-old could even finish his first term in this West African nation long held up as a model of democracy.
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"You should have seen the joy on the faces of the Ghanaians because there had been a radical transformation in their lives," he said. "I mean, that is what governance is all about — to see people happy because they now have what they did not have."
"People are complaining. They're saying that their standard of living has deteriorated these past eight years," he told the Associated Press in 2008.