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BREAKING: Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings is dead

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BREAKING: Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings is dead

Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, is dead.

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

Born on June 22, 1947, the former military leader ruled from 1981 to 2001.

Rawlings led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the elected President.

He resigned from the military in 1992 and founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He was the first President of the Fourth Republic and was re-elected in 1996 for another four years.

After his tenure, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000.

He served the African Union envoy to Somalia.

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End SARS: Nigerian govt reaches out to UK over sanction threat

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The Federal Government, on Wednesday, revealed that it has reached out to the British Government over the threat by the UK Parliament, to impose sanctions on Nigerian officials over their roles in the End SARS protests.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this while fielding questions from State House reporters at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the Nigerian government has reached out to present its own side of the story.

Onyeama also argued that lawmakers are not responsible for imposing sanctions.

“Yes, we have reached out to the UK government. The meeting that took place were Parliamentarians and they do not speak for the UK government which acts for the United Kingdom and they have also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened.

So, we have been in touch with them and engaging with them. Of course, as in any democracy, the members of parliament are able to also able to air their view.

“But what is important, is that a balanced picture is made available to them, before they take any decision,” Onyeama said.

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