BREAKING: COVID-19 Kills Former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings

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Former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings is dead. He reportedly died from complications relating from coronavirus.

He breathed his last at the age of 73, according to multiple reports from Ghanaian media.

The development comes less than a month after he buried his mother.

Rawlings, who is one of the most respected African leaders, was a military leader in Ghana and later became a politician who ruled the country from 1981 to 2001.

The former President initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d’état in 1979.

Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on 15 May 1979, just five weeks before scheduled democratic elections were due to take place.

Rawlings was until his death, the African Union envoy to Somalia