Rest in Peace?


As mourners gathered in southern Sudan to bid farewell to John Garang, many Sudanese were still struggling to understand what his death means for their country.

Garang led the southern rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (splm) during its 21-year war against the northern Arab-dominated government in Khartoum, and helped to negotiate the power-sharing agreement between the north and the south that brought the conflict to a close early this year. Three weeks ago, 60-year-old Garang arrived in Khartoum to take up his new job as Sudan's Vice President. He died last week when his helicopter crashed in bad...

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