Thursday, August 04, 2005

Sudan: UN mission reports calm in Khartoum, south, ahead of Garang's funeral

Thu 4 Aug UN News Centre - The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today reported calm in the capital, Khartoum, and in the south following three days of unrest sparked by the death in helicopter crash last Saturday of first Vice-President and former southern rebel leader John Garang.

See report "Garang begins journey to final resting place."

Catholic priests

Photo: Catholic priests and nuns arrive for a religious ceremony for late John Garang in New Site village in Southern Sudan August 2, 2005. (Reuters).
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Sudanese president endorses new SPLM leader

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir Thursday issued a decree endorsing the new leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, his partner in the national unity government, paving the way for Salva Kiir Mayardit to take over as first vice-president.

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