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John Garang

President of Southern Sudan

Died when: 60 years 37 days (721 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


John Garang

John Garang de Mabior (born in Bor June 23, 1945 – July 30, 2005) was a Sudanese politician and revolutionary leader.From 1983 to 2005, he led the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) after the Second Sudanese Civil War, the comprehensive peace agreement of 2005 was signed[1] and he briefly served as First Vice President of Sudan for 3 weeks until his death in a helicopter crash on July 30, 2005.

A developmental economist by profession, Garang was a major influence on the movement that led to the foundation of South Sudan.

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