Report and vocabulary
First the birth of a nation and then the arrival of its first citizen.
The weekend saw South Sudan usher in independence after decades of civil war.
As revellers were marking the newborn country's secession from the north, Josephine Alphanes gave birth to her son, who she named Independence.
Nurses and midwives joined in the celebrations.
- usher in
begin something new, welcome a new situation
people celebrating and having fun in a noisy way
the political separation and independence of one part of a country
- gave birth to
had a baby, was the creator of
medical staff who help women through the process of childbirth