Latest John Garang Stories

2010-06-28 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The funeral for former NBA player and humanitarian for Sudan, Manute Bol, will be held at Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday, June 29, at 10 am.

2006-08-31 07:16:24

By Katie Nguyen JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - The aromatic smell of sorghum and beans stirs a group of Sudanese soldiers from their lazy game of dominoes, bringing former enemies together to eat from the same tin bowl.

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.

2006-02-11 14:12:50

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.

2005-10-23 03:05:00

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - South Sudan has formed an autonomous government as part of a January peace deal that ended more than two decades of civil war in Africa's largest country, a senior official said on Sunday.

2005-09-14 06:01:13

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nine months after war ended in southern Sudan, the world risks neglecting a peace process whose success could be a model for other African hot-spots like Somalia and Congo, a mediator said on Wednesday.

2005-08-27 19:00:40

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's president and first vice president, a former southern rebel, will meet to finalize a new coalition government and could announce it by September 7, an official from the former rebel group said on Saturday.

2005-08-22 15:32:18

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.

2005-08-11 04:10:08

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.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.