Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian President, a 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.
Who led Ghana Revolution?
Kwame Nkrumah PC (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was a Ghanaian politician, political theorist, and revolutionary. He was the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana, having led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957.
Who was the leader of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council in Ghana?
|Head of state of Ghana and Chairman||Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings||Jun 1979 – Sep 1979|
|Official Spokesman||Captain Kojo Boakye-Djan||Jun 1979 – Sep 1979|
|Member||Major Mensah-Poku||Jun 1979 – Sep 1979|
What did Jerry Rawlings died of?
The name Ghana was borrowed from an ancient empire which boasted of significant power, wealth and territory. The word ghana means warrior or war chief and was the title given to the rulers of the original kingdom. The empire was located in the area of present-day southeastern Mauritania and western Mali.
Where was JJ Rawlings born?
Jerry Rawlings John was born on 22 June 1947 in Accra, Ghana, to Victoria Agbotui, an Anlo Ewe from Dzelukope, Keta, and James Ramsey John, a chemist from Castle Douglas in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
Who led the 1966 coup in Ghana?
Leaders of the established 1966 military coup, including army officers Colonel E.K. Kotoka, Major A. A. Afrifa, Lieutenant General (retired) J. A. Ankrah, and Police Inspector General J.W.K. Harlley, justified their takeover by charging that the CPP administration was abusive and corrupt.