Ghana : New Ghana president sworn in after predecessor dies

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    New Ghana president sworn in after predecessor dies
    Ghana Vice President John Dramani …

    Ghana Vice President John Dramani Mahama was sworn in as thewest African nation's new president on Tuesday, hours after the sudden death of president John Atta Mills.
    The country's chief justice swore in Mahama before an emergencysession of parliament following Mills' death. Mills died as he was being treated for an unspecified illness at a hospital in the capital Accra.
    Speaking before parliament shortly after his swearing-in, Mahama pledged to maintain stability and paid tribute to his predecessor.
    "I wish Ghanaians to be assured that all is well," he said. "We are going to maintain the peace, unity and stability that Ghana is noted for."
    Mills's death came five months before he was to run for re-election in the country seen as a bastion of democracy in west Africa.

    FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, President of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, waits to address the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. State-run television in Ghana is announcing on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, that President John Atta Mills has died at age 68. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Peace In,