Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Death of the Sudanese Vice President

Today is a very sad day for the Sudanese people in South Australia, as they mourn the death of John Garang, who led the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army for more than two decades and was recently appointed as the Sudan’s first Vice President. He died in a helicopter crash.

“It’s a very sad day for us all”, says Alier Ateny, a Sudanese refugee in South Australia.

“I think there will be a lot of instability and conflict in Sudan”, as the struggle for leadership succession gathers momentum.

Most admit that it will not be easy to fill John Garang’s shoes, no matter who succeeds as the new leader of Southern Sudan.
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