The independence celebrations took place at the memorial for John Garang, a rebel leader with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. He played a significant role in the peace declaration of January 2005, following which he became a Vice President of Sudan, and President of the Autonomous Government of South Sudan. However, he died in a helicopter crash only seven months later. Garang remains a popular figure in South Sudan.
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By: kkeps


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@ 2011-07-19 06:20:38
I guess we'll need to make a new country listing for South Sudan.
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@ 2011-09-12 07:51:46
South Sudan is now on the countries list.