South Sudan joins World Bank and IMF

South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, joined the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, amid rising fears that border clashes with Sudan may escalate into war.

Thursday April 19 2012

This IMF photo shows South Sudan's Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Kosti Manibe Ngai (L) as he signs the treaty to become IMF's newest member as US State Department Treaty Analyst/Depositary Officer Francis Holleran (R) looks on at the State Department April 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO

This IMF photo shows South Sudan's Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Kosti Manibe Ngai (L) as he signs the treaty to become IMF's newest member as US State Department Treaty Analyst/Depositary Officer Francis Holleran (R) looks on at the State Department April 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO 

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