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John Garang de Mabior

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


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The clock strikes zero

Preparations have been frenetic, especially for the main ceremony at the Dr John Garang de Mabior Mausoleum in Juba...


Blood and oil

The late SPLM leader, Colonel John Garang de Mabior, believed the Nuba people symbolised the politically secularist ‘New Sudan’ which would liberate all ‘marginalised peoples’ – thus the recent call by Commander Abdel Aziz Adam el Hilu to overthrow the NCP...


The scramble for the South

The Canal, beloved of the late Colonel John Garang de Mabior, who wrote a PhD thesis on it, is hugely controversial as it would drain the Sudd, a swamp seasonally reaching some 130,000 square kilometres that is fundamental to the Nilotic pastoralist way of life...


Militia massacres

In the fighting that ensued, Athor attacked Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon’s breakaway SPLA-Nasir faction, commanding forces loyal to the SPLA leader, Colonel John Garang de Mabior, under the leadership of Lt...


Birth of a nation

‘Just because you are going to die some day does not mean that you should not celebrate a happy moment today,’ said one Southerner, noting that the late SPLM Chairman, John Garang de Mabior, had said the South does not have priorities because everything there is a priority...

The presidency will not be contested, says a source, so Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, a Nuer leader who led a rebellion against Colonel John Garang in 1991 and later collaborated with what was then the National Islamic Front regime, should remain Vice-President until 2017...


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Salva Kiir Mayardit

In 1983, President Gafaar Nimeiry declared sharia law and Colonel John Garang de Mabior, along with Salva and other Southern officers, defected to form the Sudan People’s Liberation Army...


Beijing’s balancing act

The SPLM made its first official contact in a March 2005 delegation to Beijing, led by its then-deputy Chairman, Salva Kiir Mayardit, who became South Sudan’s leader following the death a few months later of the SPLM’s charismatic Chairman, John Garang de Mabior...


The boom in Juba and its consequences

Lual, a respected economist who was close to the late SPLM Chairman John Garang de Mabior, has come under fire for his publicly unionist views and his lack of criticism of the NCP...


Northern opposition faces increasing duress

Millions of Sudanese would agree with these echoes of the late Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Chairperson, Colonel John Garang de Mabior, who liked to say the NIF was ‘too deformed to be reformed’...


No referee for the referenda

The SPLM knows full well that it must depend on its own army to protect it, a pillar of the philosophy of the late Commander in Chief, Colonel John Garang de Mabior...


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