Today in 1983: Rawling's government nearly overthrown in coup by Halidu Giwa

Today in 1983: Rawling's government nearly overthrown in coup by Halidu Giwa

- In 1983 on June 19, Corporal Halidu Giwa who was in the Ghana Army, led a group of rebels to try taking down the then rulership of JJ Rawlings

- The coup was fierce but not successful as JJ's men were able to stop the Halidu-led group of rebels

- Halidu Giwa survived and subsequently became the Vice President of the Bank of New York

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Exactly 37 years ago, on June 19, 1983, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings' rulership was highly threatened by Corporal Halidu Giwa who nearly overthrew Rawlings.

Corporal Halidu Giwa deployed his group to take down the then government of the Provisional National Defense Council but this was unsuccessful although they came very close.

In many cases, when a coup fails, the leader's life is also terminated but in the cases of Halidu Giwa, it is reported that he survived and subsequently became the Vice President of the Bank of New York.

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It is also indicated that many lives were lost on that fateful day when Halidu and his squad wanted to take Rawlings' rulership by surprise.

Of the many casualties that day was Boakye Agyarko who was shot and left at the 37 Military Hospital until he gave up the ghost.

Lance Corporal Carlos Halidu Giwa was in the Ghana Army and he led the military coup d'etat with Sergeant Abdul Malik.

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YEN.com.gh also reported that AY Poyoo, a rising Ghanaian rapper, humorist and musician has gone viral in Zimbabwe, South Africa and other African countries as a recent song he released on YouTube has already gotten over 300,000 views and still increasing.

A post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Twitter account of Ameyaw Debrah shows the extent of Poyoo's trend in the African country, Zimbabwe, which may be just one of many countries the Ghanaian rapper is making waves in.

In the post, there was a conversation between Ameyaw Debrah and a journalist from Zimbabwe who was urgently looking for a way to reach AY Poyoo in order to tap into his trend in the African country.

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