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.
Nkosazana Zuma calls on Rawlings, Nana Konadu
African leaders must create opportunities for youth - JJ Rawlings
Resilient economy, youth opportunities vital in fight against terrorism - Rawlings
Rawlings: Let’s respect peaceful protests in Togo
Rawlings, people of Vume celebrate life-saving surgeries
Did Jerry Rawlings really cry that day?
Politics should not overshadow corruption fight – Rawlings
Stop denigrating Rawlings - Integrity Against Corruption warns
I am not the gentle giant ­­­­— Rawlings
Council of State must work in the open - Rawlings, Kufuor argue
Rawlings attends Council of Elders meeting
Rawlings commends school for high performance
Let’s not lose chance to rectify what is wrong - Rawlings
Group roots for Rawlings, says he is soul of NDC
Anti-corruption drive must not create hardship - Rawlings
Rawlings’ aggressive approach not helpful
Rawlings is not founder of NDC – Obed Asamoah insists
‘Saint’ Rawlings thinks everybody else is a crook – Obed Asamoah
Dela Coffie wades into Valerie Sawyerr vs Rawlings exchanges
Dr. Valerie Sawyerr takes on Rawlings and writes: Ntomtom or Nwansena?
I will jail three people a week if... - Rawlings
Mahama et al presided over corruption - Rawlings
Give Dogboe a good fight – Rawlings urges challenger
Rawlings, Asiamah commission Asamoah Gyan Sports Complex
Rawlings praises J.H. Owusu- Acheampong’s sense of nationalism
Rawlings praises J.H. Owusu Acheampong’s sense of nationalism
Why did Rawlings sack Graphic Editor?
Veterans celebrate with Rawlings
Public servants have no excuse to be mediocre - Rawlings
President Rawlings is 70! - Alleluia!
Rawlings @70: 'Papa J' receives surprise gift
Akufo-Addo congratulates JJ Rawlings @70
JJ Rawlings @70
Rawlings fetes Veterans to celebrate 70th birthday
I'm proud to be your daughter - Zanetor Rawlings
Rawlings, still ‘booming’ and at 70 what next?
Symposium on environment to mark Rawlings’ 70th birthday
Rawlings calls on Ghanaians to embrace family planning
Rawlings lauds late Ashiagbor
Rawlings stresses genuine unity in NDC
Rawlings: I don’t give a damn if Nana Addo was the son or cousin of the devil
Rawlings: I have felt like quitting ndc but…
What Rawlings said at 38th June 4 anniversary in Wa (FULL TEXT)
Rawlings calls for fresh NDC leadership
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