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Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 6:18pm On Nov 12, 2020
It is said that pictures speak louder than words. Below are some pictures of African,s most respected leaders.


peacekante:
12 Things You Should Know About Jerry Rawlings
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Former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings is dead.
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His was a colourful life. Below are some of the things you should know about him:
1. Jerry John Rawlings was born on June 22, 1947, in Accra, Ghana.

2. After he finished from a military academy at Teshie, Jerry became a lieutenant in the Ghanaian air force in 1969.

3. Rawlings staged his first coup in Ghana on May 1, 1979. The coup failed. He was arrested, court-martialed and publicly sentenced to death.

4. He was part of the Free Africa movement, an underground group of military officers who wanted to unify Africa via coups.

5. On June 1, 1979, a group of soldiers sympathetic to his cause got him out of prison.

6. He led another coup, dethroning General Fred Akuffo and then Supreme Military Council. He set up the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, which he was the chairman.

7. Flight Lieutenant Rawlings ruled for 115 days and oversaw the execution of military officers, former Ghanaian heads of state and others.

8. He handed over peacefully to an elected government on September 24, 1979.

9. On December 31, 1981, Rawlings staged another coup, ousting President Hilla Limann.

10. He resigned from the military in 1992 and contested to become a civilian president.

11. He served for two terms before endorsing his vice president, John Atta Mills for the presidency.

12. Rawlings was married to Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, who was the first woman to run for the presidency in Ghana.
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 6:18pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 6:21pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 6:26pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 6:34pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 6:35pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 6:45pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 6:46pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by slawormiir: 6:46pm On Nov 12, 2020
Damnnn niggarrrr
It is obvious he was a real niggarrrr

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raphretle: 6:51pm On Nov 12, 2020
He looks like those Mexican Drug Lords...


RIP old Man

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by maximusprime2000: 6:52pm On Nov 12, 2020
how come he look more handsome when old than when young

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by Racoon(m): 6:54pm On Nov 12, 2020
The real brave no nonsense president.This man took out the last generation of coup plotters in Ghana & set the nation on a path of economic recovery and political stability.Just a rare breed in its own class.

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by Moferere: 7:23pm On Nov 12, 2020
raphretle:
He looks like those Mexican Drug Lords...


RIP old Man

Of all things, na drug Lords your mind go.
Baddest!

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 7:26pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by aminusodiq(m): 7:42pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 7:48pm On Nov 12, 2020
Rawlings was loved by the high and lowly. He was a great unifier of the Ghana. I love this man.

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 7:50pm On Nov 12, 2020
Rawlings controlling traffic

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by Nicoswit(m): 7:58pm On Nov 12, 2020
maximusprime2000:
how come he look more handsome when old than when young
Money

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by raymondhill: 7:58pm On Nov 12, 2020
Rawlings with his aged mother who died and was buried last month.

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by LikeAking: 7:59pm On Nov 12, 2020
Nigeria is cursed. We will never have a great man like this.

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by Onyenna(m): 8:27pm On Nov 12, 2020
May his soul rest in peace, amen!

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by Opoki(m): 9:39pm On Nov 12, 2020
Hmmm
Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by seunmohmoh(f): 9:39pm On Nov 12, 2020
Who will Nigeria remember?

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by samuel19222(m): 9:40pm On Nov 12, 2020
Rest in Power senior man

Who be Buhari near j Rawlings for military action


Meanwhile this officer in red marking resembles Thomas Sankara or is he the one?

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by MarveworldNG: 9:40pm On Nov 12, 2020
Thank God for the 15 things we did not know about him.
Just check my signature to see 23 things you did not know about us

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by Jh0wsef(m): 9:40pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by Sonnobax15(m): 9:41pm On Nov 12, 2020
shocked. He was a great man......

Another Nelson Mandela has fallen.........

May his soul rip....

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by Fuckingmallam45(m): 9:41pm On Nov 12, 2020
A lot of people tend to celebrate Rawlings because the optics are good. Yes, he came to power via a millitary coup detat but left as an elected civilian president. He stressed financially judicious policies, struck down on corruption and overall actually did more to develop Ghana than anyone since Nkrumah.

But these actions do not make one a Revolutionary. A revolutionary challenges and attempts to change a system in place that oppreses or otherwise subjucates. Rawlings never tried to change the system in place, in fact he only wanted to make the preexisting system “better", and like I stated, some of his policies ended up hurting Ghana badly down the line.

At the crux of it, he either lacked the balls to challenge the West (like a certain Nelson Mandela) or simply just had great ideas but not a transcendental leader by visionary proclivities (Haile Selassie etc). Thus there's little to no chance why the West will ever see him as a threat. It's not like Rawlings was actively challenging for African control over commodity prices, the debt trap of Neo-colonialism or any other facets which represent the continued domination of Africa and Africans by the West.

In my opinion, Rawlings is so overrated, I guess he has a really good PF team. As individuals like Murtala Mohammed, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Ken Sawo-Wiwa, Winnie Mandela, Steve Biko, Robert Saboukwe and Amilcar Cabral deserve far greater credit and adulation than JJ Rawlings.
My opinion though grin

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by oluseyiforjesus(m): 9:41pm On Nov 12, 2020
OP who made him Africa most respected president??
I guess u are high on chivita.........

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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by nidelemons: 9:42pm On Nov 12, 2020
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Re: Photos Of Late Jerry Rawlings & 12 Things You Don't Know About Him by tuoky: 9:42pm On Nov 12, 2020
No you only get to know him when he was old
maximusprime2000:
how come he look more handsome when old than when young

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