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South Sudan commemorates Martyrs’ Day

South Sudan commemorates Martyrs’ Day
 
AFP/Peter Martell

The late John Garang de Mabior, the first president of South Sudan died in a plane crash while traveling from Uganda to South Sudan on 29 July 2005 only five months after signing a Comprehensive Peace Agreement with the Khartoum government in Kenya. Martyrs' Day commemorates him, as Betty Tony, a South Sudanese musician, explains.


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