Ghanaian Revolutionary Leader, Rawlings Dies Of COVID-19

The pandemic Coronavirus disease have killed a former President, Jerry Rawlings of Ghana. Rawlings according to reports breathed last at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, on Thursday morning. A military ruler, who later joined politics, Rawlings ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served…”
Yusuf
November 12, 2020 3:43 pm

The pandemic Coronavirus disease have killed a former President, Jerry Rawlings of Ghana.

Rawlings according to reports breathed last at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, on Thursday morning.

A military ruler, who later joined politics, Rawlings ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001.

He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected president of Ghana.

A flight lieutenant of the Ghanaian Air Force, Rawlings first staged military coup as a young revolutionary on May 15, 1979, five weeks before scheduled elections to return the country to civilian rule.

When it failed, he was imprisoned, publicly court-martialed and sentenced to death.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took back control of the country on 31 December 1981 as the chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).

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