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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...

2005-08-04 07:10:31

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 130 people have been killed and about 350 wounded in Sudan in three days of violence after the death of former rebel leader and First Vice President John Garang, the Sudanese Red Crescent said on Thursday. Residents reported the streets of the capital Khartoum were quieter overnight than on previous nights, when gangs of armed vigilantes roamed the streets in spite of a curfew imposed since Monday to curb the clashes. The Sudanese Red...

2005-08-04 02:29:32

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 130 people have been killed and around 350 injured in Sudan after three days of violence following the death of former rebel leader and First Vice President John Garang, the Sudanese Red Crescent (SRC) said on Thursday. Residents reported the streets of the capital Khartoum were much quieter overnight than in previous nights, when gangs of armed vigilantes roamed the streets despite a curfew imposed since Monday to curb the clashes. The SRC's director of...

2005-08-03 20:09:40

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton said on Wednesday the United States should increase diplomatic pressure on Sudan to allow more foreign peacekeeping troops in Africa's largest country, which has been hit by three days of ethnically driven street clashes. "What we should do is try to go to the U.N. and put some more heat on the Sudanese government," Clinton said during an appearance at a convention of African-American journalists in Atlanta. "We need more...

2005-08-03 07:10:13

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - People fled central Khartoum in cars on Wednesday while troops and riot police headed toward the center of the Sudanese capital, where residents reported fresh violence, witnesses and journalists said. The reported violence followed rumors a southern Sudanese militia leader had been killed. But the militia itself, the South Sudanese Defense Forces, and a Foreign Ministry official denied that the militia leader, Paulino Matip, was dead. Earlier, clashes had been...

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...

2005-08-03 07:09:13

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 20 people were reported killed overnight in the Sudanese capital as clashes between northerners and southerners extended to a third day on Wednesday after the death of former southern rebel leader John Garang. Violence in Khartoum erupted on Monday when angry southerners took to the streets after the official announcement of the death in a helicopter crash of Garang, who fought the northern government for two decades before making peace....

2005-08-02 15:55:27

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Northern and southern Sudanese clashed in Khartoum's outskirts on Tuesday, residents said, in the second day of violence after the death of southern leader John Garang, a former rebel who forged peace with the north. The number of people killed in the capital after Garang's weekend death reached 46, police said. Central Khartoum was quiet on Tuesday, but residents and Sudanese journalists in a shantytown 6 miles south of the city center reported...

2005-08-02 06:53:19

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz and Katie Nguyen KHARTOUM/NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - Northern and southern Sudanese clashed in Khartoum on Tuesday in a second day of violence sparked by the death of former rebel leader John Garang who helped end two decades of war in Africa's largest country. The latest violence, in a shantytown on the south side of Khartoum, came after at least 36 people died in Monday's riots. Witnesses said southerners again attacked northerners on Tuesday. Authorities sent in...

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....