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Akwasi Afrifa

1936 - 1979

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Lieutenant General Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa (24 April 1936 – 26 June 1979) was a Ghanaian soldier, farmer, traditional ruler and politician. He was the head of state of Ghana and leader of the military government in 1969 and then chairman of the Presidential Commission between 1969 and 1970. He continued as a farmer and political activist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akwasi Afrifa has received more than 269,481 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Akwasi Afrifa is the 16,170th most popular politician (down from 14,292nd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Ghana and the 13th most popular Ghanaian Politician.

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Among politicians, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 16,170 out of 15,577Before him are Elena Salgado, Georgi Bliznashki, Ted Lindsay, Elizaveta Mukasei, Nika Melia, and William Jones. After him are Rab Butler, Jack Lew, César Villanueva, Amit Shah, John Lindsay, and Marcel Hansenne.

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Among people born in 1936, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 465Before him are Heinz Vollmar, Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky, Robert F. Overmyer, Charles Dierkop, Billy Higgins, and Ferenc Németh. After him are Barbara Jordan, Adrian Smith, Dave Allen, Yoshihisa Yoshikawa, George Voinovich, and Don Cornelius. Among people deceased in 1979, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 246Before him are Carl Laemmle Jr., Yuri Krylov, Edgar Buchanan, Lowell George, Charles Coughlin, and Angus MacLise. After him are Laurie Bird, Shirley Mason, Gracie Fields, John F. Seitz, J. G. Farrell, and Sally Rand.

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Among people born in Ghana, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 30 out of 121Before him are Fred Akuffo (1937), Gerald Asamoah (1978), Efua Dorkenoo (1949), Kwadwo Asamoah (1988), Edward Akufo-Addo (1906), and Alphonso Davies (2000). After him are Ama Ata Aidoo (1942), Peter Poreku Dery (1918), Derek Boateng (1983), Felix Nartey (null), James Kwesi Appiah (1960), and Kofi Abrefa Busia (1913).


Among politicians born in Ghana, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 13Before him are Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Ignatius Kutu Acheampong (1931), John Mahama (1958), Hilla Limann (1934), Fred Akuffo (1937), and Edward Akufo-Addo (1906). After him are Kofi Abrefa Busia (1913).