South Sudan becomes 193rd country to join the UN

Induction follows country’s long awaited succession from north Sudan

Following its recent succession from the north, South Sudan was admitted to the United Nations on Thursday by the General Assembly, making it the 193rd country to join the UN. The last country to join was Montenegro in 2006. South Sudan’s independence vote came out of a 2005 peace deal that ended a 20-year war between the Arab-dominated north, based in Khartoum, and the predominantly African south. U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, welcomed the new nation as applause erupted form the General Assembly.

The National Post