24 July 2012 Last updated at 14:27 ET
“Ghana’s President John Atta Mills, who has died at the age of 68…is the first Ghanaian head of state to die in office. Born on 21 July 1944 at Tarkwa in western Ghana, Mr Atta Mills graduated in law at the University of Ghana in 1967 before studying further at the London School of Economics and receiving a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies….Mr Atta Mills [became] president after beating Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 elections.”
From BBC News Africa. Thanks to Marcia for sharing the sad news.