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.
Rawlings wishes J.H. Mensah peaceful rest
Ethiopia, Eritrea deserve commendation for peace moves -Rawlings
Watch JJ Rawlings sing Happy Birthday to Azumah Nelson (VIDEO)
Rawlings celebrates Ibrahim Mahama for African Industrialist of the Year Award
Rawlings extols Azumah’s virtues
Rawlings: Ebow Tawiah was a humble man of integrity
Rawlings, Kufuor mourn Amissah-Arthur
Rawlings speaks on Ghana Card
Rawlings was ‘misled’ to register for Ghana card – Sam George
Rawlings registers for Ghana Card
Ignore NDC members' apology – Owusu Bempah to Rawlings
Rawlings urges NDC to elect credible, committed executives
Asiedu Nketiah distances NDC from Desoso's Rawlings apology
Anita De Sosoo blames Nana Konadu for NDC woes with Rawlings
Anita De-Sosoo is a crook - Jerry John Rawlings
Rawlings shares his dream for Women on International Women's Day
Rawlings advocates 2 five-year terms for presidents
Rawlings hopes deadly robberies not politically motivated
Rawlings and Kufuor recorded the poorest CPIs — Asiedu Nketiah
NDC will stay in opposition for a long time if… Rawlings
Rawlings picks NDC membership card
Rawlings: Appointment of Amidu should win investor confidence
Rawlings urges Cuba to continue to support Ghana
Rawlings reduced corruption; he didn’t abolish it – Amidu
Alhaji Hearts’ family call on Rawlings
Rawlings pays tribute to KB Asante in tweet
Former President Rawlings lauds outgoing Liberia Vice President
Dogboe is a hungry boxer - Rawlings
Rawlings Congratulates Martin Amidu
Mahama attributes Rawlings' "snob" to mood swings
Let’s stem tide of corruption — Rawlings
Rawlings: Why I criticize the NDC the way I do, I must remove the log in my own eye first
Rawlings to address 31st December anniversary in Ho
Rawlings' criticism over Nkrumah legacy baseless — Kufuor
31st December anniversary celebrations open to all - Rawlings' office
Fair-minded journalists are becoming rare - Rawlings
Rawlings denies social media posts
Show compassion to black Africans - Rawlings to Libyan slave traders
Sanitation enforcement body will ensure tidy environment — Former Prez Rawlings
President Rawlings appears happier .... - Abla Dzifa Gomashie
Rawlings commends Mamfe Methodist Girls students for sense of environmental discipline
Rawlings posts a tribute to Mugabe
"It wasn't love at first sight" - Nana Konadu reveals of relationship with JJ Rawlings
Rawlings’ office denies ‘land grab’ report
Embrace party politics – Rawlings urges cuban-trained professionals
Rawlings urges Cuban trained professionals to embrace party politics
Rawlings visits young accident victim at Komfo Anokye
Support Akufo-Addo to fight corruption - Rawlings
Rawlings receives Missing pages of June 4
Rains topple wall of Rawlings’ residence