Rawlings's death: AU mourns 'charismatic continental statesman'

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat has paid tribute to Ghana's former leader Jerry Rawlings, saying that "Africa has lost a stalwart of Pan-Africanism and a charismatic continental statesman".

"My sincere condolences to his family, the people and the government of Ghana," he wrote on Twitter.

The former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings died Thursday morning [November 12, 2020] at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra after a short illness.

He was 73-years-old.

Mr Rawlings was on admission at Korle Bu for about a week for an undisclosed ailment.

He felt sick after his mother's burial on October 24, 2020.

Mr Rawlings was born on June 22, 1947.

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