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WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Sudan today officially recognizes South Sudan as the newest country, a day before the latter's formal inauguration into statehood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - In a silent, single file, mourners came to view the casket of Sudan's Vice-President John Garang on Tuesday, paying final tribute to the former rebel leader credited with delivering an historic African peace deal.
By Khaled Abdel-Aziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - John Garang, who led Sudan's southern rebels for two decades before making peace and joining the government he fought, has died in a helicopter crash, sparking riots and fears for hard-won stability.
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.
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