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August 2, 2005 | Edmund Sanders and Ken Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
Uncertainty and grief gripped Sudan on Monday as mobs angered by the death of former rebel leader John Garang rioted in the capital and officials scrambled to ensure that the peace pact he recently sealed didn't collapse. Garang, 60, was killed late Saturday when his helicopter crashed en route from Uganda to southern Sudan. For 22 years, the 6-foot-4, U.S.
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April 19, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Pilot error was to blame for the helicopter crash that killed former rebel leader John Garang and set off protests in the Sudanese capital and southern cities, an investigation concluded. Garang's death in July led to protests in the capital, Khartoum, and in southern cities in which at least 130 people were killed, raising fears that a pact that had ended a 21-year civil war could collapse.
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July 10, 2005 | From Reuters
Former rebel chief John Garang took his place in the Sudanese leadership Saturday, swearing the oath of office as first vice president in a new government after more than 20 years of fighting from the swamps of the south. At a ceremony in the presidential palace, Garang became deputy to his old enemy President Omar Hassan Bashir, who signed a new interim constitution and took his own oath.
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August 7, 2005 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
John Garang, the rebel-turned-peacemaker who led southern Sudan in a 21-year civil war, was laid to rest here Saturday amid an outpouring of grief, but without the deadly violence that had rocked the African nation earlier in the week. Garang was killed July 30 in a helicopter crash in the mountains of southern Sudan, less than a month after being inaugurated as Sudan's first vice president.
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August 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The body of former rebel leader John Garang was flown from town to town in southern Sudan for people to pay last respects before his burial. Garang died in a helicopter crash Saturday. The Sudanese government and the rebel movement say the crash was an accident. But more than 130 people were killed this week in riots in Khartoum, Juba and Malakal, said the Sudanese Red Crescent.
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August 3, 2005 | From Reuters
Northern and southern Sudanese clashed here 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. Authorities sent in police to quell the clashes, which they said had killed 46 people. Garang, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, a southern former rebel group, died in a weekend helicopter crash.
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April 19, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Pilot error was to blame for the helicopter crash that killed former rebel leader John Garang and set off protests in the Sudanese capital and southern cities, an investigation concluded. Garang's death in July led to protests in the capital, Khartoum, and in southern cities in which at least 130 people were killed, raising fears that a pact that had ended a 21-year civil war could collapse.
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September 10, 1989
Sudan's military ruler opened a peace conference in Khartoum aimed at ending six years of civil war and appealed to the leader of the rebels to attend. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir told the conference in the capital that he would take "all measures" to ensure the safety of John Garang, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, if he would attend. The rebels are boycotting the meeting after announcing preconditions for Garang's attendance.
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July 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Sudanese rebels abducted three American and one British Christian aid workers from their homes in southern Sudan during an early morning raid, officials said Wednesday. "The armed men identified themselves as members of the SPLA, the Sudanese People's Liberation Army," said Dan Bitrus, executive director of the Nairobi-based Assn. of Christian Resource Organizations Serving Sudan (ACROSS).
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April 10, 1985 | DAVID LAMB, Times Staff Writer
John Garang, leader of the rebels in southern Sudan, declared a unilateral seven-day cease-fire Tuesday and called on the soldiers who overthrew President Jaafar Numeiri to yield power to a civilian government. He said he will resume the rebellion if they refuse. Meanwhile, Sudan's new military leader, Gen. Abdul-Rahman Suwar Dahab, appointed a 15-man transitional military council with himself at the head to govern the country for an unspecified period.
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August 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The body of former rebel leader John Garang was flown from town to town in southern Sudan for people to pay last respects before his burial. Garang died in a helicopter crash Saturday. The Sudanese government and the rebel movement say the crash was an accident. But more than 130 people were killed this week in riots in Khartoum, Juba and Malakal, said the Sudanese Red Crescent.
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August 3, 2005 | From Reuters
Northern and southern Sudanese clashed here 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. Authorities sent in police to quell the clashes, which they said had killed 46 people. Garang, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, a southern former rebel group, died in a weekend helicopter crash.
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August 2, 2005 | Edmund Sanders and Ken Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
Uncertainty and grief gripped Sudan on Monday as mobs angered by the death of former rebel leader John Garang rioted in the capital and officials scrambled to ensure that the peace pact he recently sealed didn't collapse. Garang, 60, was killed late Saturday when his helicopter crashed en route from Uganda to southern Sudan. For 22 years, the 6-foot-4, U.S.
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August 1, 2005 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
John Garang, a charismatic southern Sudanese rebel who led a 20-year fight against the government only to make peace with it and join a new coalition government last month, was killed in a helicopter crash over the weekend, Sudan's government said early today. Garang was returning from Uganda on Saturday after meeting with the president there when his aircraft went down in rugged terrain in southern Sudan.
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July 10, 2005 | From Reuters
Former rebel chief John Garang took his place in the Sudanese leadership Saturday, swearing the oath of office as first vice president in a new government after more than 20 years of fighting from the swamps of the south. At a ceremony in the presidential palace, Garang became deputy to his old enemy President Omar Hassan Bashir, who signed a new interim constitution and took his own oath.
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July 9, 2005 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
When John Garang left Khartoum 22 years ago, he was a fast-rising military officer in the Arab-led Sudanese Army sent to quell a budding insurgency in his southern homeland. Instead, Garang joined south Sudanese rebels and led them into Africa's longest civil war, a struggle that has claimed the lives of at least 2 million people and displaced 4 million.
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July 9, 2005 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
When John Garang left Khartoum 22 years ago, he was a fast-rising military officer in the Arab-led Sudanese Army sent to quell a budding insurgency in his southern homeland. Instead, Garang joined south Sudanese rebels and led them into Africa's longest civil war, a struggle that has claimed the lives of at least 2 million people and displaced 4 million.
NEWS
September 10, 1989
Sudan's military ruler opened a peace conference in Khartoum aimed at ending six years of civil war and appealed to the leader of the rebels to attend. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir told the conference in the capital that he would take "all measures" to ensure the safety of John Garang, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army, if he would attend. The rebels are boycotting the meeting after announcing preconditions for Garang's attendance.
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