Jerry Rawlings of Ghana Dies

One of Africa’s outspoken leaders, Jerry Rawlings of Ghana has died.  Mr. Rawlings died today November 12, 2020 from Covid-19 complications in Accra.

Jerry Rawlings was the former president of Ghana who came to power in 1981 through a coup d’état.  He is known to have brought revolutionary change to Ghana.  Until his death, Jerry Rawlings has been outspoken against corruption and bad governance in Africa.  Mr. Rawlings is a well-respected statesman in Africa and the world. 

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