John Garang

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Birthday
23, 1945
Birthplace
Sudan
Death Date
Jul 30, 2005 (60)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1945
Birthplace
Sudan
Death Date
Jul 30, 2005 (60)

About

Leader of the Sudan People's Liberal Army who briefly held office as the President of Southern Sudan before dying in a helicopter crash in 2005. He was a powerful leader during the Second Sudanese Civil War, where he fought the Sudanese government from 1983 to 2005.

Before Fame

He began leading rebel forces in attempts to create a New Sudan in 1983.

Trivia

He served as Vice President of Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in 2004.

Family Life

He was in a long marriage with Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior.

Associated With

He was vice president of Sudan under Omar al-Bashir in 2005.