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African Leaders Pay Tribute To Former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings

 

Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings died on Thursday at the age of 73 following a short illness, the nation’s president Nana Akufo-Addo said.

Leaders from across Africa have paid tribute to the former leader.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said “Africa has lost an icon and a great statesman whose contribution to peace and prosperity of the continent will be remembered for generations to come.”

 

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli said he was saddened by the passing of the former president.

AU commission chairman Moussa Faki said Africa had lost a stalwart of pan-Africanism.

 

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan described Rawlings as a “statesman and Pan-Africanist with strong views and drive for Africa’s renaissance and growth.”

 

Burundian president Evariste Ndayishimiye said the former leader will be remembered as an “inspiring leader”.

Liberian President George Weah said his nation will remember the “immense contribution” by Rawlings towards the attainment of peace in his country.

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