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Hats off to the newest nation South Sudan as its flag was ceremonially raised for the first time yesterday.  The flag-raising event, attended by African Union member heads of state, marked a historic turning point for the people of South Sudan.  South Sudan was admitted to the AU as its newest member on July 27, 2011.  South Sudan was admitted to the United Nations (UN) on July 14th, 2011 as the 193rd member.


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