Ex-Ghanaian president, Jerry Rawlings, dies from COVID-19

Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, is dead.

Rawlings passed away on Thursday at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

A military ruler, who later joined politics, Rawlings ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001.

He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected president of Ghana.

He was born on June 22, 1947.