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General News of Friday, 9 June 2017


#RIPMajorMahama trends in Ghana as people mourn lynched soldier

The hashtag #RIPMajorMahama has been trending all day in Ghana following the funeral of Major Maxwell Mahama who was killed by a mob last month.

They mistook him for an armed robber while he was out jogging.

This morning, he was given a state funeral.

The president led the tributes on Twitter:

And others joined in: