295. SOUTHERN SUDAN
Southern Sudan : جنوب السودان : Janūb as-Sūdān
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South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July 2011 at midnight (00:00) local time following a referendum held in January 2011 in which nearly 99% of voters opted for independence from the rest of Sudan.
South Sudan has applied to join the Commonwealth of Nations, the East African Community, the International Monetary Fund, and
the World Bank. The country was declared eligible to apply for membership in the Arab League as well.
On 13 July 2011, the UN Security Council recommended to General Assembly that the Republic of South Sudan join the UN.
(On the 14 July 2011, South Sudan became a United Nations member state)
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