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South Sudan

John Garang de Mabior

Date of Birth: 23/06/1945
Died: 30 July 2005


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Gunmen or soldiers?

The late SPLM/A boss John Garang de Mabior opposed this until the CPA confirmed the SPLM would be in charge in the South while he became both national First Vice-President and President of the Government of South Sudan (GOSS)...

When Salva Kiir took over after John Garang's death on 30 July he abandoned the SPLM's tough approach...


Fighting the battle of Jericho

John Garang's reputation as a liberator is intact; Southerners liken him to Moses who led the Israelites out of Egypt towards the promised land but did not reach it himself...


In the driving seat

Many lament the death in July of Colonel John Garang de Mabior the only SPLM/SPLA leader to appear interested in Sudanese unity...

Even John Garang had urged NDA leaders not to make a fuss about their exclusion from the GNU in which no Southerner expects to exercise real power...


Control

The regime quietly pushed the NGO law through on 4 August in the stunned gap between Vice-President John Garang's death on 30 July and Salva Kiir Mayardit's succession on 11 August (AC Vol 46 No 17)...


Clamped

Museveni announced a new clampdown at a memorial service for Southern Sudanese leader John Garang...


Military manoeuvres

Only days after the death of the Southern Sudanese leader John Garang de Mabior some senior officials of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement and Army were quietly commenting that the tragedy of his death might in the end benefit the South...


Who is Salva?

After John Garang's death on 30 July Salva had little choice: solidarity is the slogan and Riek is seen as his closest rival...


Death by plane

Sudanese Vice-President John Garang's death in a helicopter crash on 30 July (see Feature) highlights the danger of African travel especially in vast roadless countries such as Congo-Kinshasa or Sudan where flying is the only way for politicians to get around...


Without Garang

Three weeks previously as part of January's peace accord John Garang de Mabior had been sworn in as Sudan's first Southern non-Muslim First Vice-President amid jubilation from Southerners and many Northerners (AC Vol 46 No 15)...


Garang's last journey

The girl is Atong aged eight youngest of the six children of John Garang de Mabior who lies in state a few metres away...

Salva then walked to Rebecca's big mourning tent to pay his respects passing the small one-roomed building where John Garang's coffin lies in state draped with the multicoloured New Sudan flag...


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