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 182,662 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Akwasi Afrifa is the 14,318th most popular politician (down from 12,793rd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Ghana (down from 26th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Ghanaian Politician.

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Among politicians, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 14,318 out of 15,710Before him are William Wyatt Bibb, Jan Brewer, Jo Cox, Hubert Ingraham, Aécio Neves, and Joe Manchin. After him are Jake Garn, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Richard Ferrand, Arancha González Laya, Manuela Schwesig, and Amadou Sanogo.

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Among people born in 1936, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 412Before him are Thelma Hopkins, Dave Allen, Skip Barber, George Eastham, Don Cornelius, and Adrian Smith. After him are Gerry Ashmore, Charles Dierkop, Levi Stubbs, Barbara Jordan, Alan Hodgkinson, and Jimmy Ruffin. Among people deceased in 1979, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 218Before him are Yuri Krylov, Elizabeth Ryan, Gracie Fields, Disappearance of Etan Patz, Vivian Vance, and Loren Murchison. After him are Ethel Lackie, Jean Stafford, Jimmy McCulloch, J. G. Farrell, Sally Rand, and Walter Dietrich.

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Among people born in Ghana, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 30 out of 107Before him are Kwadwo Asamoah (1988), Alphonso Davies (2000), Edward Akufo-Addo (1906), James Kwesi Appiah (1960), Tony Yeboah (1966), and Derek Boateng (1983). After him are Ama Ata Aidoo (1942), Kofi Awoonor (1935), Freddy Adu (1989), Ayi Kwei Armah (1939), Owusu Benson (1977), and Kofi Kingston (1981).


Among politicians born in Ghana, Akwasi Afrifa ranks 12Before him are Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Hilla Limann (1934), Ignatius Kutu Acheampong (1931), John Mahama (1958), Fred Akuffo (1937), and Edward Akufo-Addo (1906). After him are Kofi Abrefa Busia (1913).