Ghana Ex-Military Ruler Turned Democrat, Rawlings Dies Of Coronavirus

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Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings, who reinvented himself as a democrat after leading a military regime in the 1980s, has died, his political protege ex-President John Mahama, said on his Twitter page.

Rawlings, who led a junta from 1981 to 1992, later won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996.

Despite coming to power through a military coup, he was credited for laying the groundwork for a democratic dispensation that’s among Africa’s most stable and competitive.

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