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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.

2005-08-01 00:45:12

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The wreckage of an aircraft carrying Sudan's former rebel leader and now Vice President John Garang has been located in southern Sudan where it crashed en route from Uganda, a diplomatic source in Nairobi said. "The wreckage is in southern Sudan. It was found by local people. That is what we are hearing from the SPLM," the source, who tracks Sudan closely, told Reuters. He could not say if bodies had been found near the plane.

2005-07-31 22:42:20

LONDON (Reuters) - Sudan's former rebel leader, First Vice-President John Garang, has died, apparently in a helicopter accident while flying back from Uganda to Sudan, a U.N. official said on Monday. Rudi Muller, head of the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in southern Sudan, told Reuters by telephone from southern Sudan he had been told of Garang's death by the governor of the Lake State in southern Sudan. "It was the governor of the Lake State who told us in a meeting...

2005-07-31 22:05:16

LONDON (Reuters) - Sudan's former rebel leader, First Vice-President John Garang, has died after going missing while flying back from Uganda to Sudan, a U.N. official said on Monday. Rudi Muller, head of the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in southern Sudan, told Reuters by telephone from southern Sudan he had been told of Garang's death by the governor of the Lake State in southern Sudan. "It was the governor of the Lake State who told us in a meeting at 3.30 a.m. that...

2005-07-31 19:52:10

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz and Daniel Wallis KHARTOUM/KAMPALA (Reuters) - Sudan's former rebel leader, First Vice-President John Garang, was reported missing on Monday after authorities lost contact with a helicopter flying him home from a visit to Uganda. Uganda said it had been searching since Sunday in the Kidepo area, which lies on the border with Sudan, for Garang, whose helicopter went missing late on Saturday as he returned from talks with President Yoweri Museveni. "We share the anxiety...

2005-07-31 17:26:41

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz and Daniel Wallis KHARTOUM/KAMPALA (Reuters) - The fate of Sudan's former rebel leader, First Vice-President John Garang, was unclear on Sunday as a minister said an aircraft carrying him was missing while Sudanese television said it had landed safely. Garang -- who waged a two-decade war against Khartoum from southern Sudan until a peace deal in January -- left Uganda by helicopter late on Saturday to return to Sudan after talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni....

2005-07-31 15:55:47

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz and Daniel Wallis KHARTOUM/KAMPALA (Reuters) - Sudanese state TV said on Sunday reports indicated the aircraft carrying ex-rebel and Vice-President John Garang, feared missing en route from Uganda, had landed safely in southern Sudan. "Reports indicate that the aircraft of the first vice-president John Garang landed safely in a camp in the south," state television said in a brief statement. A source in Garang's Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), reached by...

2005-07-31 15:17:35

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese state television said on Sunday the aircraft carrying ex-rebel John Garang, now first vice-president, had landed safely in a camp in south Sudan after it was reported missing earlier in the day. "Reports indicate that the aircraft of the first vice president John Garang landed safely in a camp in the south," state television said in a brief statement without giving details. EAB

2005-07-28 16:36:02

By Amil Khan AL-FASHER, Sudan (Reuters) - Sudanese security threatened refugees in Darfur with arrest and beatings to find out what they told Condoleezza Rice when she visited their camp, U.N. sources told Reuters on Thursday. The U.S. secretary of state spoke to a number of people in Abo Shouk camp near the town of al-Fasher during her visit last week. She told reporters Sudan had a "credibility problem" over Darfur and that she wanted to see "actions not words." "They (Sudanese security...

2005-07-25 06:41:15

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hailed as a major African success story, the deal to end Sudan's 21-year civil war is under threat from a reluctant ruling party, an unreformed rebel movement and wrangling over oil, a think-tank said on Monday. "Implementation lags badly," the International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a gloomy review of the January accord ending the north-south conflict that was Africa's longest-running civil war. "There is growing frustration as early expectations...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.