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Statement from Prime Minister on death of President John Atta Mills of Ghana

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"President Mills was a tireless defender of democracy in West Africa and across the continent, and he will be greatly missed."

The Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement following the death of President John Atta Mills of Ghana.

Mr Cameron said:

I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of President Mills earlier today. President Mills was a tireless defender of democracy in West Africa and across the continent, and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family, and all the Ghanaian people on this difficult day.