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Biography of Jerry John Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian military officer, aviator and politician who led the country for a brief period in 1979, and then from 1981 to 2001. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected president of Ghana. Rawlings came to …

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Biography of Colonel Roger Joseph Atogetipoli Felli

Colonel Roger Joseph Atogetipoli Felli (May 2, 1941 – June 26, 1979) was a soldier and politician who was once the foreign minister of Ghana. Roger Felli was born at Navrongo, the capital of the Kassena-Nankana District in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Military He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Ghana army in 1963. He rose through the ranks after attending courses in Ghana and the United Kingdom. …

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Biography of Emmanuel Alexander Erskine

Emmanuel Alexander Erskine (19 January 1935 – 7 May 2021) was a Ghanaian military officer and politician. He was a Chief of Army Staff of the Ghana Army. He was also a commander of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Early life and education Emmanuel Erskine was born …

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Biography of Colonel Kwame R. M. Baah

Colonel Kwame R. M. Baah (21 May 1938 – 8 April 1997) was a soldier and politician. He was the Ghanaian foreign minister between 1972 and 1975. Colonel (then Major) Kwame Baah was appointed minister for foreign affairs after the government of Kofi Abrefa Busia was overthrown in a coup d’état on 13 January 1972. This …

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Biography of Lieutenant General Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa 

Lieutenant General Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa (24 April 1936 – 26 June 1979) was a Ghanaian soldier, farmer, traditional ruler and politician. He was the head of state of Ghana and leader of the military government in 1969 and then chairman of the Presidential Commission between 1969 and 1970. He continued as a farmer and political activist. He was elected a …

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Biography of Lieutenant General Frederick William “Fred” Kwasi Akuffo

Lieutenant General Frederick William “Fred” Kwasi Akuffo (21 March 1937 – 26 June 1979) was a Ghanaian soldier and politician. He was Chief of the Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces from 1976 to 1978, and chairman of the ruling Supreme Military Council in Ghana from 1978 to 1979. He became leader of the government in a palace coup against …

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