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Burma’s President Tells VOA He Will Open Schools for Rohingya

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein says his government will open schools to improve the education of minority Rohingya Muslims who accuse the majority Buddhist state of persecuting them. In an exclusive interview with VOA Burmese Service chief Than Lwin Htun, President Thein Sein said education is an important tool to help different communities live in harmony […]

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Ghana’s President Focuses On December Elections

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s new president says his immediate challenge is to get the government to continue working smoothly as rival political parties prepare for December elections. John Dramani Mahama, Ghana’s former vice president, took power last month after the unexpected death of his predecessor John Atta Mills. Mr. Mahama told VOA in an interview that the transfer […]

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Burma’s President Tells VOA He Will Open Schools for Muslims

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein says his government will open schools to improve the education of minority Rohingya Muslims who accuse the majority Buddhist state of persecuting them. In an exclusive interview with VOA Burmese Service chief Than Lwin Htun, President Thein Sein said education is an important tool to help different communities live in harmony […]

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Burma’s President Tells VOA He Will Open Schools for Muslims

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein says his government will open schools to improve the education of minority Rohingya Muslims who accuse the majority Buddhist state of persecuting them. In an exclusive interview with VOA Burmese Service chief Lwin Htun Than, President Thein Sein said education is an important tool to help different communities live in harmony […]

Ghana Mourns Death of President After Peaceful Transfer of Power

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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People across Ghana are mourning the sudden death of president John Atta Mills, as the country’s vice president was sworn-in to serve out the remainder of his term. Vice President John Dramani Mahama took the oath of office Tuesday evening hours after officials announced the death of Mr. Mills. In an address Tuesday night, Mr. […]

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Ghana Mourns Death of President as Successor Sworn In

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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People across Ghana are mourning the sudden death of president John Atta Mills, as the country’s vice president was sworn-in to serve out the remainder of his term. Vice President John Dramani Mahama took the oath of office Tuesday evening hours after officials announced the death of Mr. Mills. No public announcement has been made […]

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Ghana’s VP Sworn In as President Following John Atta Mills’ Death

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s vice president will serve out the term of the late leader John Atta Mills, who died suddenly Tuesday. John Dramani Mahama, who was vice president, took the oath of office hours after officials announced the death of Mr. Mills. Ghana is scheduled to hold a presidential election in December. Political analyst Emmanuel Akwetey, executive […]

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Ghana’s VP Sworn In as President Following John Atta Mills’ Death

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s vice president took the presidential oath of office Tuesday, hours after officials announced the sudden death of President John Atta Mills. John Dramani Mahama takes over the remaining term of Mr. Mills, who died earlier in the day at a military hospital in the capital, Accra. Mr. Mills was 68. The president’s office said […]

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Ghana’s President John Atta Mills Dead

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s president, John Atta Mills, has died at the age of 68. The president’s office says Mr. Mills died Tuesday at a military hospital in the capital, Accra. The statement says the president died a “sudden and untimely death,” a few hours after falling ill. The nature of his illness was not given. President Mills […]

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Ghana President John Atta Mills Dead

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ghana’s President John Atta Mills has died at the age of 68. The Ghanaian minister of information, Fritz Baffour, confirmed the president’s death in a phone interview with VOA. The official Ghana News Agency, quoting a statement from the office of the presidency, reports that Mr. Atta Mills died Tuesday at a military hospital in […]

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