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2011-07-08 12:52:00

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. The ministry of presidential affairs declared it based on the Government's recognition of the people's inalienable right to self-determination, the outcome of the historic January 9th 2011 referendum, in observance of the January 1st 1956 boundaries as specified at the signing 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...

2005-08-11 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...

2005-08-08 15:58:46

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. White House spokesman Trent Duffy said Bush called Bashir as he returned to Texas from a trip to New Mexico. Bush "stressed the need to keep the peace process moving forward at this delicate moment." He welcomed President Bashir's commitment to implement the...

2005-08-08 12:51:10

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. "He offered his condolences on behalf of himself and the American people on the death of her husband, Vice President John Garang," spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters aboard Air Force One as Bush flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico. "He also thanked her for calling for calm in Sudan....

2005-08-02 08:43:37

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. Led by his widow Rebecca, dozens of grieving relatives sang hymns and prayed aloud over the coffin containing Garang's body, retrieved from a remote mountainside close to the Ugandan border where his helicopter crashed at the weekend....

2005-08-01 06:21:28

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. Garang, six of his companions and a crew of seven died over the weekend after the Ugandan presidential helicopter he was traveling in crashed, Sudanese officials said on Monday. Members of Garang's southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)...

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
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.