Former LSE student John Atta Mills, leader of the National Democratic Congress, has become President of Ghana. The 64 year old, who served as vice president from 1997-2000, completed an LLM at LSE in 1967-68.
He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo by a 50.23 per cent - 49.77 per cent vote in the 2008 election.
He is married with one child.
Former presidents of Ghana who also studied at LSE are Dr Kwame Nkrumah (below left), who received a PhD in 1946 and was the country's first president from 1960-1966 and Hon Dr Hilla Limann (below right), who received a BSc in Economics in 1960 and was president from 1979-1981.
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Pictures of Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Hon Dr Hilla Limann courtesy of the Ghana High Commission in the UK.
13 January 2009