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South Sudan Becomes 193rd United Nations Member

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The national flag of newly independent South Sudan went up outside the United Nations on Thursday, shortly after becoming the world body’s 193rd member. The U.N. General Assembly in New York admitted the country by acclamation, after a Security Council resolution recommending South Sudan for membership. The U.S. representative to the U.N., Susan Rice, said […]

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South Sudan Becomes 193rd United Nations Member

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The national flag of the newly independent South Sudan went up outside the United Nations on Thursday, shortly after becoming the world body’s 193rd member. The U.N. General Assembly in New York admitted the country by acclamation, after a Security Council resolution recommending South Sudan for membership. The U.S. representative to the U.N., Susan Rice, […]

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South Sudan Becomes 193rd United Nations Member

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has admitted newly independent South Sudan to the world body. The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday admitted the country by acclamation, after a Security Council resolution recommending South Sudan for membership. The world’s newest nation declared independence on Saturday, splitting from Sudan. The two sides fought a bloody 21-year civil war that […]

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Security Council Recommends South Sudan For UN Membership

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has recommended newly-independent South Sudan for U.N. membership. In a statement Wednesday, the council noted South Sudan’s commitment to upholding the U.N. charter and said it looked forward to the new country joining the world body. The U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote in favor of South Sudan’s membership […]

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Security Council Recommends South Sudan For UN Membership

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Security Council has recommended newly-independent South Sudan for U.N. membership. In a statement Wednesday, the council noted South Sudan’s commitment to upholding the U.N. charter and said it looked forward to the new country joining the world body. The U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote in favor of South Sudan’s membership […]

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US Warns of Travel Dangers to South Sudan

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is warning its citizens of the dangers of traveling to South Sudan, despite the celebration of the country’s new independence. The U.S. embassy in South Sudan urged Americans Tuesday not to travel to border regions between Sudan and South Sudan, citing recent fighting between forces loyal to the two countries’ armies as […]

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South Sudan Prepares to Launch Its Own Currency

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s newest nation, South Sudan, has announced plans to introduce its own currency. The South Sudan pound will carry an image of John Garang, the deceased hero of the country’s struggle for independence. It will begin arriving by cargo plane from Britain on Wednesday and go into circulation next Monday. Finance Minister David Deng […]

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South Africa Arrests Alleged Rhino Horn Dealer

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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South African police say they have arrested a Thai man who organized rhinoceros hunts as part of a scheme to sell their horns on the black market. Suspect Chumlong Lemtongthai was due to appear in court early this week. He was arrested at his Johannesburg-area home on Saturday, after a year-long investigation by the South […]

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South Sudan to Launch New Currency

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Newly-independent South Sudan says it will introduce its own currency next week, the latest step toward establishing the new nation. Finance Minister David Deng Athorbei told reporters Monday that the first shipment of South Sudan pounds will arrive from a British printer on Wednesday. He said the money will be distributed beginning July 18 and […]

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South Sudan Gets Vice President, Government

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The president of newly-independent South Sudan has appointed a vice president and formed a caretaker government. In a decree Sunday, President Salva Kiir named Riek Machar as vice president. Machar held the same position in the old southern Sudan regional government. He was sworn into office Monday. In a separate decree, President Kiir appointed dozens […]

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