Saturday November 14, 2020
MOGADISHU (HOL) - The UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has mourned the death of former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings who passed on Thursday.
The Mission said in a statement it extended its condolences to the West African leader. Rawlings who first came to power in 1979 through a coup was later elected two times as president of Ghana. Rawlings, the son of a Scottish farmer and Ghanain mother served as African Union High Respresentative for Somalia between 2010 and 2012.
Sources said the former leader died in a hospital in Accra after a brief illness.
African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said "Africa has lost a stalwart of Pan-Africanism and a charismatic continental statesman".