(born 22 June 1947) is a former air force officer and the current African Union envoy to Somalia. Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana following a coup d'état in 1979 and, after initially handing power over to a civilian government, took back control of the country on the 31st December 1981, as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council. He remained in power in this way until 1992, when he resigned from the Armed Forces, founded the National Democratic Congress and successfully became the first president of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for a further four years.
24.02.2012 [Market Rasen Today] - Their line-up is: David Oakley – violin and mandolin, Mike Ryan – whistles, uillean pipes, mandolin, guitar and vocals, JohnRawlings – guitar. And finally, Better Late Than Naked is a folk trio based in Lincolnshire – folk in the sense that it is at
21.02.2012 [Middle East Online] - JerryRawlings, the AU's special envoy to Somalia and former Ghanaian president, called on the UN to "pick up the bill, or bring on board others who will help with the bill." It is all a far cry from the "Marshall Plan" called for earlier this month by
29.02.2012 [Melton Times] - Results: 1 Dale Radford, Jevan Goddard, Jon Cliffe, Bill Robson; 2 JohnRawlings, Bev Blake, Billy Kevan, Mark Price, 3 Tim Buxton, Eugene Murphy, Dave Bailey. * The Monday Morning Mingles played for the last two Mondays. On February 20, Eddie and Gay