South Sudan flag raised at United Nations

The flag of the Republic of South Sudan has been raised at the United Nations in New York marking the acceptance of the newly independent country as the 193rd member of the UN.

South Sudan celebrated independence from its northern neighbour on July 9th and was quickly voted on as a new member of the world body.

Daniel Dickinson reports from the ceremony at UN headquarters.

Duration: 2’31″

UN welcomes South Sudan as 193rd Member State

Vice-President Machar's speech made at the flag raising ceremony for South Sudan at the UN Listen /
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