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2006-04-04 03:39:33

By Opheera McDoom BOR, Sudan (Reuters) - As the hot African sun rose over the banks of the river Nile, 320 southern Sudanese crammed into a boat and chanted verses from the Bible before they set off on their way home after more than a decade in exile. "From the darkness into the light," the mostly women and children from the Dinka tribe chanted. They waved crosses and rose to their feet on the battered barge, the vessel that would carry them home. They are some of thousands who fled...

2005-08-04 14:09:11

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Khartoum and its suburbs were quiet on Thursday after three days of rioting in which a relief group said at least 130 people were killed following the death of former rebel leader and First Vice President John Garang. However, millions of Sudanese living in slums and makeshift camps around the Sudanese capital were still suffering the effects of the violence. Some in the Mayo camp, populated mostly by southern Sudanese and those who fled fighting in...

2005-08-04 07:10:31

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 130 people have been killed and about 350 wounded in Sudan in three days of violence after the death of former rebel leader and First Vice President John Garang, the Sudanese Red Crescent said on Thursday. Residents reported the streets of the capital Khartoum were quieter overnight than on previous nights, when gangs of armed vigilantes roamed the streets in spite of a curfew imposed since Monday to curb the clashes. The Sudanese Red...

2005-08-04 02:29:32

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 130 people have been killed and around 350 injured in Sudan after three days of violence following the death of former rebel leader and First Vice President John Garang, the Sudanese Red Crescent (SRC) said on Thursday. Residents reported the streets of the capital Khartoum were much quieter overnight than in previous nights, when gangs of armed vigilantes roamed the streets despite a curfew imposed since Monday to curb the clashes. The SRC's director of...

2005-08-01 04:37:43

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Thousands of southern Sudanese, wielding knives and bars, looted shops and clashed with police in the streets of Khartoum on Monday after learning of the death of ex-rebel leader John Garang, witnesses said. "People have been running all over the streets. The policemen are taking people from the streets. There is fire and smoke," a Reuters TV witness said. "They are beating anybody they see who looks like they are Arab," Swayd Abdullah, a student, told Reuters. Shops...

2005-08-01 00:54:53

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The Sudanese presidency confirmed on Monday that southern leader and vice president John Garang died in a helicopter accident. In a statement quoted by state television, it said Garang, six of his companions and a crew of seven had died. "The march of peace will continue toward its goal and his death will only make us stronger and more determined to complete the march which he began and his companions began," it added.


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'