Sudan's future uncertain after warlord's death

The death of John Garang, the southern rebel warlord turned first vice-president of Sudan, last week caused serious riots in Khartoum and southern towns, which have left at least 130 people dead.

6th August, 2005

Garang's death in a helicopter crash has not only cast a shadow over the future of the peace process in southern Sudan and efforts to find a solution for the rebel l ions in Darfur and eastern Sudan, but also for the future stability of the region and oil prices, as much as the death of Saudi King Fahd across theRed Sea.

Even though all indications so far are that the cause of the helicopter...

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