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2006-04-22 03:51:47

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was flown from location in Mozambique to neighboring South Africa for medical treatment, a hospital official said on Saturday. A Johannesburg newspaper said he had been injured while filming his latest movie "The Blood Diamond" but the hospital official could only say he had X-ray scans. The official told Reuters the Oscar-winning star of "Titanic" had arrived on Friday at the hospital in Nelspruit, near the Kruger National...

2006-04-22 03:52:19

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was flown from location in Mozambique to neighboring South Africa for medical treatment, a hospital official said on Saturday. A Johannesburg newspaper said he had been injured while filming his latest movie "The Blood Diamond" but the hospital official could only say he had X-ray scans. The official told Reuters the Oscar-winning star of "Titanic" had arrived on Friday at the hospital in Nelspruit, near the Kruger National...

2006-03-29 08:15:00

By Michele Kambas MINEFIELD 2251, Cyprus -- Thousands of miles from his home in Mozambique, Ponziane Sebmane Lundo gently tills the earth of Cyprus with a detector and prod to find the cheap hidden killer of choice used by armies worldwide. Few would associate this European Union member with the deadly hidden explosives, more commonly associated with images of maimed children in Angola or the ethnic hatred that ripped through the Balkans a decade ago. But Lundo's metal detector will...

2006-03-17 09:27:35

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique expects to provide free anti-retroviral AIDS drugs to some 50,000 people by the end of 2006, more than twice as many as now get the life-prolonging treatment, the country's health minister said on Friday. AIDS is a major development challenge for the country where a million and a half people have HIV or AIDS. Mozambique has been hailed by international lenders as a model reformer that has grown its economy at an average rate of 7 percent to 8 percent...

2006-02-23 12:50:00

By Mateus Chale MAPUTO -- The strongest earthquake to hit southern Africa in 100 years killed two people in northern Mozambique on Thursday and strong aftershocks sent frightened residents across the region into the streets. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake was felt as far south as Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa. Ian Saunders of South Africa's Council for Geosciences said the quake took place on East Africa's rift system. "It was the largest earthquake to have occurred in the rift system...

2006-02-23 06:05:45

By Mateus Chale MAPUTO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake rocked northern Mozambique on Thursday, killing at least two people and sending frightened residents into the streets across southern Africa as aftershocks rolled through the region. The earthquake, which news reports said was the largest to hit the area in more than 100 years, was felt as far south as Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa. Mozambique's mines minister said one person was killed and at least 18 others injured...

2006-02-22 21:25:00

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - A strong earthquake rocked large parts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe on Thursday, sending people into the streets as far away as Harare and Maputo, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web site said the quake, which struck just after midnight (2200 GMT on Wdnesday), measured an estimated 7.5 and was centered in northern Mozambique, an area not known for dangerous seismic activity. In Zimbabwe's capital, Harare,...

2006-02-22 19:52:28

HARARE (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake measuring an estimated 7.5 shook large areas of Zimbabwe and northern Mozambique early on Thursday, shaking buildings from Harare to Maputo. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web site said the quake, which struck just after midnight (2200 GMT on Wednesday), measured an estimated 7.5 and was centred in northern Mozambique, an area not known for severe earthquakes. In Zimbabwe, the quake jolted people out of their beds in Harare, where...

2006-01-27 10:43:08

By Mateus Chale MAPUTO (Reuters) - U.S. Internet mogul Greg Carr has committed up to $40 million of his own cash to help rebuild a game park in Mozambique which he hopes to restock with animals from elsewhere in Africa. Carr, former chairman of Prodigy Internet and Boston Technology, told Reuters on Friday he wanted Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique to recapture its place as a leading eco-tourism destination in southern Africa. The park, which lies at the southern end of...

2006-01-10 05:50:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG -- Attacks on humans by man-eating lions are on the rise in Tanzania and Mozambique, raising the stakes in the conservation game as environmentalists strive to save the big cats from extinction. Lions in the area have developed a taste for human flesh because people have been sleeping outdoors to protect their crops from raiding bushpigs, which the cats follow onto croplands, a leading expert said. "In Tanzania in the early 1990s there were about 40 recorded lion...


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2007-10-24 16:32:18

The Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus), is a bushshrike and a passerine bird closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae. This species is endemic to southern Africa, mainly in South Africa and Namibia, with an isolated population in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. It is a species of open habitats, including karoo scrub, fynbos and parks and gardens in urban areas. The adult Bokmakierie is a 8.6-9.0 inch long bird with olive-green upperparts and a...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.