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15 Heads of States confirms participation for Atah Mills burial on Friday

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Fifteen Heads of State and Government have confirmed their participation in the funeral of President John Evans Atta Mills.

The
US Secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Clinton and four Special envoys from
the United Sates of America as well as the President of the African
Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma would also be attending.

The
Leaders are President Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin and Chairman of AU;
Alassane Outtara, Cote d’Ivoire and chairman of the ECOWAS; Theodoro
Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea; Blaise Campaore of Burkina
Faso.

Others are President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia;
President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo; Jakaya kikwete of Tanzania; Ellen
Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia; Dr Goodluck Johnathan of Nigeria; Mahamadou
Issoufou of Niger.

The rest are Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe of South Africa; Yahya J. Jameh of the Gambia and Macky Sall of Senegal.

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Those
arriving by commercial aircraft would be met at the VVIP Lounge and the
various ministers of state would be assigned to welcome them. There
would be no official ceremony on arrival or departure of the
dignitaries.

The
body of the late President Prof John Evans Atta Mills would be laid in
State for viewing at the State House from Wednesday August 8, 2012 to
Friday August 12, 2012.

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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.

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