Jerry Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country for a brief period in 1979, and then from 1981 to 2001. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.Rawlings came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on 15 May 1979, just five weeks before scheduled democratic elections were due to …

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Africa Media Online

November 1996 ahead of the the 1996 elections. On the wall are posters for the two main candidates, Jerry Rawlings of National Democratic Congress Party (left), and John Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party. Rawlings


BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation · 23 May 1992

Ghana's era of military rule and its emergence from it under the leadership of Jerry Rawlings. Recordings of Ignatius Acheampong, who created the Supreme Military council, politican Nana Akufo-Addo talks talks about living under military rule, listen to recordings of Jerry Rawlings describing his release from prison and overseeing the execution of military leaders including Acheampong and going on to becoming


Africa Media Online

ITY:1990's - Nelson Mandela, Alfred Nzo and other African Statesmen on a visit to Ghana with Jerry Rawlings. (Photograph © Unknown)


BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation · 17 October 1997

December Women's Movement is a women's group named after the date of the Ghanaian coup which brought Jerry Rawlings to power. It was founded by his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings. What are its aims?


The Weekly Review Ltd. · 8 January 1982 English

from the Editor e THE return of Flight Lt. Jerry Rawlings to power in Ghana is a sorry statement about Ghana's seat of power, was led by Fit. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, head of the defunct Armed Forces Revolutionary


The Weekly Review Ltd. · 6 July 1979 English

bows to pressure THE announcement by Fit.-Lt. Jerry Rawlings, Ghana’s new strongman, last week-end that Afrifa — by the youngish regime of Fit. Lt. Jerry Rawlings. Lagos was particularly upset because Rawlings


The Weekly Review Ltd. · 9 July 1982 English

council (PNDC) and head of state, Fit. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, has assured Ghanaians that every effort PNDC chairman and head of state, Fit. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, broke the news to the country in a recorded


Africa Media Online

addresses his people. Although a young and relatively junior officer in the Ghanaian Air Force, Jerry Rawlings has seized power in Ghana twice already. First in June 1997, then again in December 1981, he


The Weekly Review Ltd. · 13 July 1979 English

— The new Ghanaian head of state Ft. Lt. Jerry Rawlings appears to have set a dangerous precedent The regime’s strongman, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings later announced that there would be no further


The Weekly Review Ltd. · 22 June 1979 English

elections were to be held on June 18. That Jerry Rawlings will rid Ghana of corruption between now indications that the new regime of Fit. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, 32, planned to execute some officials of


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