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Limann, whose original last name was Babini, was born in northern Ghana to a poor family. He managed to gain an excellent education, and took up an academic career. Eventually he became a diplomat, and served as Ghana's ambassador to Switzerland. Following the bloody 1979 coup led by Jerry Rawlings, Limann, though almost unknown even in Ghana, was elected President on the People's National Party ticket. He was an economic moderate, and supported democratic values and Pan-Africanism. Though the military did not interfere while he was in office, he was deposed in a coup by Rawlings in 1981. He continued to live in Ghana and ran for president in 1992 but was defeated by Rawlings.
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