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.
I fired Victor Smith over Nigeria cash - Rawlings
I almost quit NDC - Rawlings
Rawlings chides NDC for abandoning June 4 values
Rawlings enskinned Bagrepie Naa
Rawlings to address grand June 4 durbar in Wa
Rawlings calls for speedy prosecution of crimes - As he consoles Capt Mahama’s family
Rawlings consoles Capt Mahama family, calls for speedy prosecution of crimes
Rawlings institutes Revolutionary Lecture Series - Atuguba, Kunbour to speak at maiden event
Nigerian actor Pete Edochie to speak at Rawlings June 4 lectures
Rawlings responds to 'fake' death reports
Akufo-Addo meets Mahama, Kufuor and Rawlings today
Ex-Sierra Leone Veep calls on Rawlings, asks for safety back home
The Immorality of International Politics - J.J. Rawlings
Lessons of War - Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings
Rawlings lauds media coalition against galamsey
Osu Cemetery is choking - President Rawlings
Rawlings, Kufuor briefed on Sam Arday's funeral arrangements
Rawlings supports call for Lower Volta Basin Authority
Create Authority to address challenges of Lower Volta Basin communities - President Rawlings
Create Authority to address challenges of Lower Volta Basin communities - Rawlings
Rawlings, Konadu wow Achimotans with amazing dance moves
What ails Rawlings? Kufuor asks
Truth has no partisan colour. Rawlings says as nation marks 60 years
I respect Akufo-Addo for his principles, values — Rawlings
Akufo-Addo, Buhari divine intervention to fight corruption - Rawlings
Former Prez Rawlings explains why God should lead NDC
Radio France International apologises to Rawlings
Rawlings calls for truth & candour as NDC seeks answers to electoral defeat
Rawlings calls for truth & candour as NDC seeks answers to electoral loss
NDC grassroots renew allegiance to Rawlings
Rawlings denies RFI story, threatens suit against false publications
A tribute to the Asantehemaa by former President J.J. Rawlings & wife 
Rawlings sets record straight on land for Foundation
Rawlings patches up with Oko Vanderpuije
Rawlings embarrasses Okoe Vanderpuije at Parliament House (VIDEO)
Emulate Azumah and set your own standards – Rawlings tells Dogboe
Rawlings to replace 31st December anniversary planner
Rawlings condemns NDC, NPP violence at Suhum
NDC lost the elections because of corrupt government officials - Rawlings
Rawlings demands apology from NPP chairman
NPP's Volta Regional Chairman lied - Rawlings
Blame NDC appointees for defeat not Rawlings
Don’t blame Rawlings for NDC woes – Kofi Adams
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings: Empowering a nation
SHEROES Foundation celebrates Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings
Rawlings: Remain resolute, vigilant to ensure transparent, free and fair elections
Castro was a great hero – Rawlings, Nana Konadu
Rawlings informed of Asantehemaa’s demise
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings speaks to Graphic Online about her presidential campaign
Rawlings sues Africawatch over Parkinson’s claims