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2006-04-17 12:13:07

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Fifteen people including 11 civilians have been killed in clashes between militia fighters in southern Sudan since Saturday, straining a deal that ended the country's north-south civil war, officials said on Monday. The fighting is between rival factions of a southern militia group called the South Sudan Defense Forces (SSDF), which fought alongside Sudanese government forces during the 20-year civil war, the local officials said. The peace deal, known as the...

2006-02-06 11:28:18

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Some seven people were killed in southern Sudan in clashes between renegade armed militias and the south Sudan army, despite a 2005 peace deal to end Africa's longest civil war there, officials said on Monday. The United Nations has been slow to deploy around 10,000 soldiers to monitor a ceasefire in the south between former foes the southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the northern Islamist government. "There have been clashes between elements...

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...

2005-08-07 12:33:47

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The United States is sending experts to help investigate the helicopter crash that killed Sudan's First Vice President and former rebel leader John Garang, U.S. officials said on Sunday. Roger Winter, the U.S. deputy secretary of state's special envoy for Sudan, also said he was optimistic Garang's death would not derail the implementation of a peace deal he signed in January to end Africa's longest civil war. Winter attended Garang's funeral in the...

2005-08-05 17:07:45

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. Garang's death in a helicopter crash just three weeks after being sworn in as Sudan's vice-president triggered angry riots in the capital Khartoum that left scores of people dead and fed fears the agreement to end 21 years of war would fail. His sudden...

2005-08-05 11:00:10

By Katie Nguyen YEI, Sudan (Reuters) - The cause of a crash that killed Sudanese Vice President John Garang in the Ugandan presidential helicopter is unclear, Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni said on Friday on a trip to mourn his friend. "I myself will not rule out anything. It may be an accident, it may be something else. I am looking at all possibilities," Museveni told mourners in the southern Sudanese town of Yei. Garang's supporters have said they do not suspect foul play but still...

2005-08-04 14:05:00

By Katie Nguyen KURMUK, Sudan (Reuters) - Thousands of distraught and disbelieving southern Sudanese flocked to see the body of their former leader John Garang on Thursday as it was flown by plane from town to town around the vast region for a final farewell. Garang's death in a weekend helicopter crash -- just three weeks after he was sworn in as Sudan's first vice president under a January north-south peace deal -- has devastated his followers around the expanse of bush and mountains. "I...

2005-08-04 11:00:00

By Katie Nguyen KURMUK, Sudan (Reuters) - Thousands of distraught and disbelieving south Sudanese flocked to see the body of their former leader John Garang on Thursday as it was transported by plane around the vast region for a final farewell. Garang's death in a weekend helicopter crash -- just three weeks after he was sworn in as Sudan's first vice president under a January north-south peace deal -- has devastated his followers around the expanse of bush and mountains. "I want to show you...

2005-08-03 07:29:35

By Katie Nguyen NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - The new leader of southern Sudan met with top U.S. and South African envoys on Wednesday as part of a diplomatic push to maintain the fragile peace accord in Africa's largest country. Salva Kiir -- who took over the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) after former rebel leader and vice-president John Garang's death in a weekend helicopter crash -- also pledged to fight for peace in the western region of Darfur. Assistant Secretary of State...