"(Jerry) Rawlings introduced something quite new into African politics. He established the idea that there are laws of natural justice that not even military men can evade. Even political generals are accountable to the law; nobody is outside the law."
- Emeka Ojukwu, Sept.1981.
Flight Lieutenant Jerry John RAWLINGS (1947-2020).
Former Military and Civilian Head of State of Ghana.
Photographed at a press conference held on January 20th 1982 after seizing power in a military coup on New Year's Eve 1981.
CREDIT: Jérôme CHATIN.
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Operation DRAGON ROUGE: Belgian paratrooopers boarding a American C-130 before dawn at Kamina airbase for the three hour flight to Stanleyville on 24 November 1964 #SimbaRevolt #Congo