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 lauds integrity of EC Chairperson
Volta NDC women, MTN celebrate Rawlings’ birthday
Former Prez Rawlings, NDC congratulate Muslims
I don’t regret demolishing Alhaji Yusif’s $5m-dollar hotel - Rawlings fires
Hold your leaders accountable – Zanetor Rawlings charges
Rawlings calls for urgent removal of Indemnity Clauses at June 4 durbar
Rawlings to address June 4 Durbar at Nungua
US wary of China’s growing power — Rawlings
J.J Rawlings and Zoomlion embarks on tree planting to mark June 4th
Rawlings' mother alive
Zoomlion, Forestry C’ssion partner Rawlings to plant 10,000 trees
Rawlings: Let’s develop national character for sustainable good governance
Rawlings: let’s develop a national character for sustainable good governance
Zanetor Rawlings rebukes Korle-Klottey Assembly for lateness
Rawlings, NDC remember P.V. Obeng five years on
Rawlings, NDC remember P.V. Obeng five years on
Rawlings: Democracy has failed to contain corruption
Rawlings condemns brutal Amasaman police assault
Pope's South Sudan gesture cannot be lost on the world - Rawlings
Rawlings, Nana Konadu congratulate new Japan Emperor (PHOTOS)
Terry Rawlings, film editor on 'Alien,' 'Blade Runner' and 'Chariots of Fire,' dies at 85
'When you speak it evokes wisdom' – Rawlings to 100-years-old Chief Imam
Use Easter to reflect on how to keep Ghana clean - Rawlings
Rawlings urges Agbeko to victory
Former clerk of Parliament presents books to Rawlings
Rawlings rejects offer to rename UDS after him
Rawlings surprises 'street father'
Catholic Archbishop of Accra commends Rawlings
Kwabena Adjei lived his conviction - Rawlings
Rawlings meets Richard Commey and calls for renewed investment in sports
Rawlings mourns Dr. Kwabena Adjei
I’ve forgiven Rawlings — Chairman of Dara Salaam Group
Rawlings urges Burkinabes to work towards Sankara’s ideals
Rawlings urges Burkinabe to work towards Sankara’s ideals
Rawlings tweets Mahama’s visit
Rawlings intervenes in traffic situation on Prampram road (PHOTO)
Rawlings congratulates Mahama
Why Rawlings failed to vote in NDC presidential race
Rawlings calls for dignity, transparency and fairness in NDC polls
Rawlings: Akufo-Addo's 2019 SONA 'disarming'
Rawlings calls for global political accountability
I will promote ‘Nkrumah and Rawlings’s agenda, Spio-Garbrah declares ahead of NDC presidential primary
Volta NDC reacts to Rawlings’ caution against violence
Rawlings cautions perpetrators of violence
Rawlings congratulates Yaa Naa, people of Dagbon
Rawlings denies formation of new political party
UN, Rawlings damn journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale’s murder
Ahmed's killers must be found - JJ Rawlings
Rawlings celebrates Gbagbo’s acquittal by the ICC
Enquire why Special Prosecutor isn’t working — Rawlings