Jerry John Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana. Rawlings initially 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 take place. 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). In 1992, Rawlings resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first President of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years. After two terms in office, the limit according to the Ghanaian Constitution, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000.
Scores converge on Rawlings’ residence
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J.J is gone: Nation in tears
Parliament mourns Rawlings
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VIDEO: Okada Riders gather outside Rawlings residence
Tributes pour in for Jerry John Rawlings
Black Stars to wear black armband in honour of late Jerry Rawlings
Rawlings’ family request privacy following his death
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John Mahama suspends campaign in honour of Rawlings' death
Rawlings buries mom Saturday
PHOTOS: Rawlings meets with Mali military junta
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Separated conjoined twins express gratitude to Rawlings
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Rawlings pats Ghanaian farmers and urges consumption of made in Ghana
Rawlings lauds formation of Electoral Commission Eminent Advisory Committee
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Otumfuo calls on Rawlings, Mahama
Otumfuo Osei Tutu calls on Rawlings
Rawlings on bad Volta Region roads
Rawlings consoles Volta Regional NDC chairman
My daughter was not a victim of "Sex for Grades" - Rawlings
You can't blame students for law school failures - Rawlings to GLC
Rawlings on sex-for-grades in schools
Rawlings urges National Security Minister to resolve Avoke’s dismissal
Rawlings applauds $1m penalty against fishing company
Ghana Mine Workers Union honours Rawlings
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Rawlings faults police high-handed handling of Law students’ demo
Rawlings receives Afenyo-Markin, Ghana Water delegation
Rawlings urges NDC to face reality
Rawlings accuses some NDC leaders of purchasing power
Rawlings damns threats against ex-President Mahama
Rawlings calls for cool heads over Otumfuo, Mahama 'tiff'
Mugabe: Fearless liberation fighter, impressive moral compass – Rawlings
World trapped in immoral, unethical capitalism – Rawlings
'Rawlings not influenced by government support for his charity works'
Zanetor Rawlings re-elected to lead NDC to 2020 Klottey Korle Parliamentary Election
Former MP receives vehicle from Rawlings
Eid ul Adha: Pray for love, peace, and progress - Rawlings
Rawlings bemoans rising indiscipline
Rawlings urges government to sanitise fishing industry