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BREAKING: Ex-Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings, Dies from COVID-19

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Ghana ex-president Jerry Rawlings died from COVID-19 this morning Thursday at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana.

A military ruler, who later joined politics, Rawlings ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001.

He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected president of Ghana.

A flight lieutenant of the Ghanaian Air Force, Rawlings first staged military coup as a young revolutionary on May 15, 1979, five weeks before scheduled elections to return the country to civilian rule.

Hw was born on June 22, 1947.

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