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Monday, 16 May 2011

Oduho in the Second Phase of the Struggle

16 May 1983

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) is formed. Veteran southern politician Joseph Oduho becomes chairman. Colonel John Garang, a Dinka army officer, heads the Sudan People's Liberation Army. A manifesto outlining its aims was published. Oduho is subsequently deposed by Garang who then establishes himself as the leader of the SPLA/M. There are armed clashes with Anya Nya 2 rebels. Largely Nuer-based, the Anya-Nya militarily opposed the SPLA because of that organisation's Dinka domination and commitment to Sudan's unity.  

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