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Vol 43 No 17

Published 30th August 2002


Ghana

Boom boom

It was a 'boom' speech, so called because it suggests the guns will boom again and return him to power. Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings has form: he led two coups d'état in 1979 (one successful) and another on 31 December 1981 which gave him power for another 18 years. But he is no longer the hungry radical junior officer.

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