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Ghana bids farewell to late president

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 00:45

Aug. 10 - Thousands say goodbye to late President John Atta Mills in last day of funeral ceremony in Accra. Jessica Gray reports.

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A woman cries as she lines up in the capital's Independence Square on the last day of the funeral ceremony for Ghana's late President John Atta Mills. Thousands gathered in Accra on Friday to say farewell to a man loved by many, who died suddenly just months before national elections. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACCRA RESIDENT ADDY QUASHIE SAYING: "I have walked almost two and half hours to be here and it's so important to me because I love my president that is why I am here." Mills has won international praise for his country's stable democracy and promoting oil exports over the last two years. Ghana's vice president is acting as caretaker until polls at the end of the year.

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Ghana bids farewell to late president

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 00:45