SOUTH SUDAN DECLARES INDEPENDENCE
2011-12-30 10:28:47 GMT2011-12-30 18:28:47(Beijing Time)
The national flag (C) of South Sudan is hoisted after South Sudan is admitted to membership in the United Nations at the UN headquarters compound in New York, the United States, July 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
On July 9, South Sudan declared independence, splitting Sudan, Africa's largest country, in two.
On July 14, the 65th UN General Assembly accepted South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations.