John Garang is not the first African leader to die in a plane/helicopter accident – there will be many questions asked as to how this happened and more importantly if there was any foul play.
UPDATE: Riots have broken out in Khartoum following the announcement of John Garang’s death. Youths from southern Sudan are fighting security forces. This is very sad news for the people of Southern Sudan and Sudan in general. A great man and a hero of Africa has died.
Obituary: Passion of the Present