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2005-08-06 11:23:09

By Katie Nguyen JUBA, Sudan (Reuters) - Wailing in grief, vast crowds of Sudanese paid their last respects on Saturday to former rebel leader John Garang as Sudan's president vowed to push on with the peace plan he forged with his former enemy. Garang's death in a helicopter crash last weekend -- just three weeks after he was sworn in as Sudan's vice-president -- stunned Africa, devastated his followers and fueled fears a January deal to end 21 years of north-south war may unravel. "We...

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...

2005-08-02 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 07:37:08

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 the country's hard-won stability. A key figure in a January peace deal hailed as a rare success story for Africa, Garang died over the weekend after the Ugandan presidential helicopter he was traveling in went down in bad weather. Six of Garang's companions and a crew of...

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 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...

2005-07-29 03:21:04

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Very few Ugandans voted in a referendum on changing their country's political system, but early results on Friday showed the majority heeded President Yoweri Museveni's call to bring back parties after 19 years. The final tally was still being calculated, but results from 15 percent of polling stations showed more than 90 percent of voters had backed a return to multi-party politics. Only about 28 percent of registered voters cast ballots on Thursday....


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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