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South Sudan

John Garang de Mabior

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


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Salva's bunker mentality

After the death in 2005 of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement's most important leader, John Garang, Salva reconciled with the southern militias long backed by Khartoum...


Salva stalls the peacemakers

The female vice-president slot is seen by some as Rebecca Garang's – the widow of Sudan People's Liberation Movement founder John Garang – to lose...

That it is even within the realm of possibility that Riek, Lam Akol, and John Garang's widow could be brought into Juba as Vice-Presidents indicates just how little has changed in nearly 30 years...

The split in the SPLA led by by Riek and Lam Akol in 1991 against John Garang opened up a Pandora's box of ethnic bloodletting that begat many of South Sudan's present troubles...


No let-up in southern fighting

Cirillo, an ethnic Bari, was trained as an officer in the 1980s Sudan Armed Forces before joining the SPLA of John Garang (AC Vol 46 No 16, Garang's last journey)...


Riek rival boosts Salva

Taban had joined the SPLM straight from school and impressed the SPLM leader, Colonel John Garang de Mabior, who once said that if the SPLA had ten of Taban, it would be 'ten times more effective'...


Power without responsibility

• Mabior Garang de Mabior: Water Resources & Irrigation; critic of government since 2012; inexperienced but highly symbolic as eldest son of late SPLM founder John Garang de Mabior and prominent opposition politician Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior; Bor Dinka; ordered out of cabinet meeting last week because wearing his trademark bow tie...


New maps, no peace

Government supporters deride Riek's SPLM-IO as a reincarnation of the South Sudan Defence Force which, backed by Khartoum, fought the late Colonel John Garang de Mabior's SPLM during the North-South war...


Why the peacekeepers stay in Darfur

• Sudan Liberation Movement/Army-Abdel Wahed (SLM/A-AW): founded 2001 from Darfur Liberation Movement, growing out of self-defence groups; leader: Abdel Wahed Mohamed Ahmed el Nur; predominantly Fur members; support 'New Sudan' vision of Sudan People's Liberation Movement late leader, John Garang de Mabior; military centred on Jebel Marra; rejected DPA in 2006 and all peace talks since; most recent clashes with government on 15 June, Central Darfur State; joined SRF, 2011...


More calls for Nuba talks

When he took over the SPLM/A leadership after the death of Colonel John Garang de Mabior in 2005, Salva abandoned the SPLM/A's original vision of a 'united secular Sudan' in favour of Riek's (and most South Sudanese's) goal of Southern independence...


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