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Egypt seeks Arab League seat for controversial South Sudan

For the first time since it seceded from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan has publicly declared its desire to join the Arab League.
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CAIRO — Egyptian diplomatic circles are lobbying to galvanize the Arab League to accept South Sudan as a permanent member of the organization.

This comes after a change of heart in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, which had rejected any association with the 22-member Arab league for seven years, since it seceded from Sudan in 2011.

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