Sad! Ex-Ghana President Jerry Rawlings Dies At 73

Sad! Ex-Ghana President Jerry Rawlings Dies At 73

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By Spy Uganda Correspondent

Accra: Jerry Rawlings, who seized power twice in military coupes but is now regarded as a driving force behind Ghana’s emergence as a stable democracy, died on Thursday at the age of 73, his party said.

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His takeovers in 1979 and 1981 were marked by authoritarian rule and the executions of senior military officers, including General Frederick Akuffo, whom he overthrew in the first coupe.

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