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South Sudan

John Garang de Mabior

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


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The Southern front reopens

We hear Salva's Chief of Defence Staff, Oyai Deng Ajak (a Shilluk and John Garang's son-in-law), had proposed that the SPLA 'remove' all SAF and militia forces from the South but Salva refused...


Militias and the South

Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon defected from the late John Garang de Mabior's SPLA in 1991 and was soon co-opted into the NIF regime...


Carole Collins

'New Sudan' was John Garang's name, taken up by the whole opposition, for the post-National Islamic Front government of which they dreamed...


Opening broadside

Some Southerners think the man who had broken with the late Sudan People's Liberation Army Commander John Garang de Mabior in 1991 (alongside Lam Akol Ajawin, now the Islamist regime's enthusiastic Foreign Minister) and whose wife, Angelina Teny, is GOSS Oil Minister, is too busy building a power-base...


Taping the LRA

Salva has a looser alliance with Museveni than his predecessor, the late Colonel John Garang de Mabior, and is keen to rid Southern Sudan of Ugandan forces, who first crossed the border by agreement with Khartoum in 2002, to hunt the LRA...


Southern discomfort

In 1991, Nuer fighters loyal to Commander Riek Machar, in what was then a breakaway SPLA faction, the SPLA-United, slaughtered around 2,000 civilians from the Bor Dinka, the late SPLM/A chief John Garang's ethnic group...


Pressing for a deal

Lam has jumped many ships, breaking first (alongside Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon) with John Garang de Mabior, then with Riek, then from the NIF, then from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM, now of Darfur)...

Salva's predecessor, the late John Garang, last year told both UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and multiple US officials that he wanted a UN force in Darfur...


Voters' voices

John Garang de Mabior, the SPLM/A lost its only leader with any apparent interest in the North; it focuses on the referendum and Southern issues and shows little interest in the national government, giving the NIF-NC a free hand...


Another front, another deal

The eastern resistance strengthened when the late SPLM/A leader, John Garang de Mabior, opened a front in Northern Sudan, to divert government forces from the South...


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...


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