Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings dies aged 73

Ghana’s former president, Jerry Rawlings, has died at the age of 73.
The former military leader led two coups but went on to establish a democratic rule.
Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.

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36 thoughts on “Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings dies aged 73

  1. Muhammad Naguib Reply


  2. LOT Reply

    Rest well my president 🇬🇭🇬🇭

  3. uba chukwudi Reply

    Jerry died a patriot and an African idealist!!!

    • Kwame, Jr Boateng Reply

      He was a ruthless dictator

  4. C. Lincoln Reply

    I luved him in the Matrix.
    RIP bro

  5. Bernard Reply

    Rest in power great founder of our nation, you defeated corruption and made sure the country wasn’t destroyed by outside forces🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💯💯🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭

    • The Don Reply

      Are you sure about that?

  6. abdihakim warsame Reply


  7. Real Content Reply

    He was evil

    • Winifred Larmie Reply

      Oooo shut up
      Don’t repeat what your irrationally parents told u

    • beatrice Jegede Reply

      You have Ghana today thanks to his efforts,maybe Buhari will be a better president for your country

    • Uncle Ruckus Reply

      He did what needed to be done !

    • Yaa Fowaa Reply

      Take your childish nonsense out of this platform.

  8. tony ARTHUR Reply

    RIP JJ

  9. General General Reply

    Farewell .The 3 judges and the general’s awaits u

  10. Aku Yung Reply

    may his humble soul rest in peace. May God bless you for your commiment to save africa as a whole

  11. GG Lewis Reply

    He’s one of the best leaders and his love for his people in Ghana was, and is everything. My mum has not stopped crying for JJ’s mum’s passing and now the main king👑has left us.🙆🏽‍♀️😔😔🥺🥺🥺😢😢😢😭😭😭😭 My humble condolences to his family and he will never ever be forgotten, rest well Daddy Jerry John Rawlings👑👑👑🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊💫💫💫💫💫💫💫🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    • Kofi Afriyie Reply

      he was a horrific president and should not be considered one of the best leaders.

    • Oh My Soccer Reply

      @Kofi Afriyie Why do you pay a bad comment for a good one?

  12. Alexander Langley Reply

    May his soul rest in peace. I met as a called

  13. Johan Rodrigues Reply

    A great man is gone – his legacy lives forth . 👊🏽💪🏽❤🇸🇷

  14. Kofi Afriyie Reply

    this man was brutal and killed innocent lives. he advocated coupes and ruled with military dictatorship might.

    • MusiCal Fever Reply

      so ur point??

    • Uncle Ruckus Reply

      It needed to be done !
      He killed snakes

    • Yurlim Tech Reply

      They deserved worst. They should have been burnt to death.

    • Heinrich Himmler Reply

      It was necessary at the time

  15. Ashley Margolis Reply

    RlP bro

  16. Uncle Ruckus Reply

    I just found out he passed today
    He died on 12th
    Finally some reporting on his passing

    RIP JJ
    you were a good man

  17. Uncle Ruckus Reply


  18. Issie wizzie Reply

    73 that’s quite young these days

  19. 737 CAPTAIN Reply

    He’s Gone, But not forgotten, He’s Legacy Lives On Our Hearts, Rest In Eternal Glory JJ, We’ll Miss You. A Revolutionary Pan Africanist.

  20. Kwame, Jr Boateng Reply

    Why are people idolizing corrupt dictators?

  21. Dimitri Yao Ivanovski Reply

    Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings. He took hold of the alluring power in Africa, precisely in GHANA and laid it down calmly.
    I don’t care what you did to my dad, you have been forgiven a long time ago, we are all not perfect in our fleshly thoughts, but in JESUS CHRIST we are all perfected.
    I salute you Great man.

    “DON’T Westernize Me and my people!!” – President Rawlings

    You brought glory to GHANA GOD be with your family.

  22. RelaXation5 Reply

    Oh nooooo(! J.k. rowlengs has died :((& who will write the hairy African pottery books of harold potters now? The childrens can’t read if they got no books for kids to read!

  23. Browne Sugarr Reply

    A beautiful human being. RIP- Sr. Jerry Rawlings 🕊️U will be missed..yet always in our hearts.💜🙏🏾💐😭🇬🇭

  24. ilara omolara Reply

    Jerry Rawlings lives on! His good works made him a living forever! Rest in peace!

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