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Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings (J.J.)

Date of Birth: 22/06/1947
Place of Birth: Accra, Gold Coast


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Crisis? What crisis?

So there are worries about interest rates, still punishingly high at 35 per cent-plus, inflation which is still around 20 per cent and economic management ahead of the 2000 elections, when military leader-turned-civilian-President Jerry Rawlings is due to step down...


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Lomé out of Lomé

However, the absence of neighbouring Ghana was duly noted: President Jerry Rawlings is known to be sympathetic to the defeated candidate Gilchrist Olympio, who claims he won the election...


An exit for the militicians

Some more ideological middle-ranking officers, frustrated by continuing economic and political mismanagement, speak of skipping a generation - forcibly pushing out the current ruling group, military and civilian, and installing a revolutionary regime modelled on that of Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings in Ghana...


Long shot

An astute change of strategy by President Jerry Rawlings to secure victory for his National Democratic Congress in the 2000 elections owes something to American history...


Living dangerously

The latest state television advert in Nigeria celebrates the achievements of great military leaders who have pulled their countries back from the brink of disaster: men such as George Washington, Charles de Gaulle, Jerry Rawlings and yes, President Suharto...


A diplomatic coup

Closer to home Ghana’s President Jerry Rawlings and Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh have publicly approved...


Finding flagbearers

The best chance for the ruling National Democratic Congress to win the election in 2000 would be to find a way to put up incumbent President Jerry John Rawlings for a third term...

Other than Jerry Rawlings and Atta-Mills, the frontrunner for the NDC ticket is First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, whose political standing has been boosted by a cluster of well- financed extra-governmental (rather than non-governmental) organisations, such as the 31 December Women’s Movement (31 DWM) and the Verandah Boys (with its Nkrumaist echoes) organised by Faustina Nelson, a Nana Konadu acolyte...


Zero tolerance

Car thefts at gun-point, a high-speed chase through the streets of Accra on a hot Sunday afternoon, live commentary on the car-chase on local radio, a track-suited President Jerry Rawlings joining the hunt and finally, a suspect arrested in a stolen car...


Big men, big countries, big hopes

While he doesn’t face a regional alliance against him of the sort that ousted Mobutu Sese Seko, regional governments view his military regime with a mixture of frustration and alarm; they (including new friends such as Ghana’s President Jerry Rawlings and Liberia’s Charles Taylor) regard its project to oust Koroma as perverse, costly and likely to end in fiasco...


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