Violence continues in Sudan after Garang death

[JURIST] After at least 36 people were killed in riots [JURIST report] Monday, violence continued in Khartoum, Sudan on Tuesday in response to the death of former rebel leader John Garang [Wikipedia profile, who helped broker a peace deal and became vice president. Garang was the highest ranking official in the Sudanese government to ever come from the southern province or claim to be Christian, and news of his death prompted anti-Muslim attacks. Southerners feel threatened by perceived discrimination from the north and worry that Garang's death will leave them weakened. Salva Kiir, Garang's deputy, is expected to succeed him. Reuters has more.

 

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