Former president of Ghana John Jerry Rawlings is dead. He died today of Covid-19 complications. He was 73 years old.
Rawlings, who had a Scottish father was born 22 June 1947.
According to Ghana’s Graphic newspaper, Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra.
He was admitted by the hospital a week ago.
He fell ill after his mother’s burial about three weeks ago.
As a former Ghanaian military leader and later a politician, Rawlings led a military junta from 1981 until 1992.
He then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana from January 7, 1993 till January 6, 2001.