July 30, 2007 (JUBA) — The Sudan’s First Vice President and President
of the government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Salva Kiir Mayardit, has, today,
declared July 30th to be observed annually as a national martyr’s day
in Southern Sudan.
By Deng M. Koch
Malakal 31st July, 2007 Residents of Malakal town gathered at the main
port of the town today to commemorate the 2nd anniversary since Dr. John Garang
De Mabior died in a helicopter crash two years ago.
This followed a curious revelation by Works and Transport Minister John Nasasira
yesterday that the Uganda government does not have any information about the
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has so far helped distribute 1,500 kits of
non-food items, including anti-diarrhoea medicines and oral rehydration
salt, along with 15-day supplies of food rations from the UN World Food
Programme (WFP), UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told journalists.