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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. The service will be open to the public. Bol, who was seven feet, six and three-quarter inches, tall will arrive at the Cathedral via limousine in an eight-foot, specially designed coffin. He played for the Washington Bullets (now renamed the Washington Wizards) 1985-1988 and subsequently for...

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. Under the sweltering midday sun in barracks overlooking southern Sudan's capital Juba, government troops crouch beside former rebels taking turns to scoop up a mouthful of steaming porridge with their fingers. For years, their only contact was on the thorny battlefields of...

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...

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. He said it was an Antonov 29 plane that caught fire and exploded. The crash took place at 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT). A senior southern army official said the plane crashed on landing at the airport when the front tire of the...

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. The former southern rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed the deal with the Islamist northern government to set up a federal system, wealth sharing, transition to democracy and a referendum on southern secession after six years. "It was formed yesterday...

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. "Their mouths were very fast in doing things, but I think their moving in is taking quite a long time," Kenya's Lieutenant-General Lazarus Sumbeiywo said of the international community's response to the January peace deal he mediated. The...

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. The formation of the new government, which became possible after a January peace deal, was delayed after a helicopter crash on July 30 killed John Garang, the former leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM). Salva Kiir, who took over as...

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. The United Nations will provide transportation and logistical support into the crash site in Uganda, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said. Another official said the world body would help Sudan coordinate efforts with the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization,...

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. Soldiers and military vehicles swarmed the capital Khartoum, where the ceremony took place, but missing were the scenes of jubilation that accompanied Garang's return to take up the same post just over a month ago. "I pledge my allegiance to the government of Sudan...


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