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Its flag hoisted at UN Headquarters, South Sudan becomes world body’s 193rd member
14 Jul 2011 -  The General Assembly today admitted the Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations, welcoming the newly independent country to the community of nations. South Sudan’s independence from the rest of Sudan is the result of the January 2011 referendum held under the terms of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the decades-long civil war between the North and the South. Full story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39034&Cr=South+Sudan&Cr1=
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