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Jerry John Rawlings (J.J.)

Date of Birth: 22 June 1947
Place of Birth: Accra
Died: 12 November 2020

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Akufo-Addo faces the costs of an IMF deal

The NPP's repeated promise to voters was that it would 'never go back to the IMF'; the NDC has resorted to Bretton Woods funding seven times under all three NDC presidents of the Fourth Republic starting with Jerry Rawlings...


Akufo-Addo keeps his lead

Both parties suspended their campaigns for a week last month after the death of former Head of State Jerry Rawlings who had led a military regime then an elected civilian regime between 1981-2000...

Midterm blues and red lines

Other groupings such as the Nkrumahist bloc of small parties offer little challenge to the NPP and NDC but there are suggestions that the NDC founder and former President Jerry Rawlings is about to form a new party with disgruntled colleagues...

Mahama wants a replay

Leftist Augustus 'Goosie' Tanoh has rejoined the party and had some backing from former President Jerry John Rawlings but lacks a broad enough base in the party...

Jobs and corruption dominate election agenda

The other main presidential candidates are: Ivor Kobina Greenstreet Convention People's Party; Edward Nasigri Mahama People's National Convention; Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (wife of former head of state Jerry John Rawlings) National Democratic Party; and Paa Kwesi Nduom Progressive People's Party...


It’s the contract election

In 1995 reforming Finance Minister Kwesi Botchwey stormed out of President Jerry John Rawlings' National Democratic Congress (NDC) government after he was overruled on a plan for an spending splurge to win the 1996 elections...


The politics of dumsor-dumsor

For older Ghanaians this mix of IMF deals and power cuts is a reminder of the early 1980s when Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings and his acolytes struggled to turn around the economy after a decade of inept and corrupt military regimes...

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