Ghana Buries Former President Jerry Rawlings with Honors

Ghana’s late president Jerry John Rawlings was buried at the country’s military cemetery in the capital after four days of comme
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Ghana’s late president Jerry John Rawlings was buried at the country’s military cemetery in the capital after four days of commemorations to mark the death of the former leader who was loathed by some and loved by many in the West African nation.

Rawlings transformed from a military head of state who staged two coups to a democratically elected president who served for 19 years and is credited with laying the foundation for peaceful elections and transfers of power in Ghana.

At the age of 73, Rawlings died on Nov. 12, after a short illness at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in the capital, Accra. His casket was paraded through the main streets in Accra Wednesday before his burial at the military cemetery at Burma Camp...Read rest of story here.

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