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Vol 45 No 4

Published 20th February 2004


Ghana

Judging Jerry

In 1982, a few months after Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings successfully staged a coup, three High Court judges and an army officer were brutally murdered and their bodies incompetently burned. Rawlings went on to rule Ghana until the year 2000. For all that time, his critics have alleged that he at least covered up, and probably consented to, the murders and that they were organised by his long-time confidant and enforcer, Captain Kojo Tsikata.

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