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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.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese military plane crashed at the airport in the southern town of Awil on Saturday killing all seven crew and 13 soldiers on board, officials said. "Twenty people were killed -- seven crew and 13 others, soldiers," said an army spokesman.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan's Foreign Ministry has asked the United Nations to help investigate the July 30 helicopter crash that killed former southern rebel leader John Garang, U.N. officials said on Monday.
By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Southern Sudanese leader Salva Kiir was sworn in as first vice president of Sudan on Thursday, following the sudden death of his predecessor John Garang in a helicopter crash last week.
By Daniel Wallis NAIROBI (Reuters) - The death of Sudanese Vice-President John Garang in a Ugandan helicopter crash has spawned a host of bizarre conspiracy theories in east Africa -- ranging from sabotage to Rwandan hijackers sneaking on board.
WACO, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday stressed U.S. support for keeping Sudan's peace process going in phone calls to Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and to the widow of former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday telephoned the widow of former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang to offer his condolences and thank her for calling for calm in Sudan, the White House said.
By Katie Nguyen JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Wailing in grief, vast crowds of Sudanese paid their last respects on Saturday to former rebel leader John Garang as Sudan's president vowed to push on with the peace plan he forged with his former enemy.
By Katie Nguyen RUMBEK, Sudan (Reuters) - Former Sudanese rebel leader John Garang was due to be buried on Saturday, but uncertainty over the cause of his death after a deal to end Africa's longest civil war cast a shadow over the funeral.