Former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings is dead
Accra Graphic Online report that Rawlings died on Thursday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH)
He was said to have been on admission at Korle Bu for about a week for an undisclosed ailment.
Rawlings felt sick after his mother’s burial about three weeks ago.
Born on June 22, 1947
As a former Ghanaian military leader and subsequent politician, Mr Rawlings led a military junta from 1981 until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana from January 7, 1993 to January 6, 2001.
Mr Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d’état in 1979