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Ghana

Jerry John Rawlings (J.J.)

Date of Birth: 22 June 1947
Place of Birth: Accra, Gold Coast


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Brief honeymoon

Supporters of Kufuor's New Patriotic Party and the formerly ruling National Democratic Congress (itself an outgrowth of a military regime) said it was hypocritical of Kufuor to celebrate Eyadéma's coup but condemn ex-President Jerry Rawlings's insistence that his coups of 4 June 1979 and 31 December 1981 should be marked...


The centre isn't holding

The best security system a Ghanaian diplomat said during the handover by ex-military leader Jerry Rawlings to Kufuor is good government...


Jobs for Jak

Outgoing President Jerry Rawlings is trying to negotiate a further six months' stay in his official residence at the Castle a slave fort in central Accra...


View of the Volta

The sub-text of this election - that it is a handover from the last vestiges of military rule as President Jerry John Rawlings prepares to bow out - further complicates matters...


My country right and left

President Jerry Rawlings and the National Democratic Congress won electoral success in 1992 and 1996 partly by borrowing from both the Nkrumahists and Danquahists and setting up spoiler parties claiming loyalty to one or other tradition...


The calabash bubbles

In the third Ghana's presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for the second week of December should signal the final handover from the military era of Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings to his civilian successor...


Racist rage

After weeks of violence in which 100 of them were killed Ghana's President Jerry Rawlings flew to Libya on 7 October to bring home 238 Ghanaians...


Economic battlefield

Others accuse the Bank of being highly selective on corruption: why did it get tough in Ghana but led moves to resume multilateral lending to Kenya where the government has a longer and worse record of graft than President Jerry Rawlings' regime...


Platonically yours

While Mr and Mrs Djentu were held in custody awaiting sentence Amnesty International regarded them as prisoners of conscience Carrying snippets of love trysts and life with the first family in banal detail the Ghana media is embarrassing the ruling National Democratic Congress ahead of December's elections when President Jerry Rawlings (and First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings) is to stand down after 18 years in power...


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