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2008-08-22 12:00:41

Text of report by UK-based Zimbabwean news website Zimdaily.com on 22 August [Report by Nozipho Maseko: "International satellite feed company acquitted"] Zimbabwe - Harare -A South African company that provided satellite feeds in Harare for international news channels that covered the historic Zimbabwe general election has been acquitted by a Harare Court. Harare Magistrate Archie Wochiunga acquitted South African company, Globecast Satellite which was facing charges of violating...

2005-11-11 11:01:22

By Stella Mapenzauswa HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean war veterans demanded on Friday that U.S. ambassador Christopher Dell leave the country, accusing him of trying to cause unrest and threatening to demonstrate against him if he stays. President Robert Mugabe's government threatened on Wednesday to expel Dell after he gave a public lecture in which he blamed the southern African country's economic and political crisis on mismanagement and corrupt rule. Veterans of the 1970s...

2005-11-03 08:19:08

By Alistair Thomson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Friends laugh raucously and young couples whisper across candle-lit tables, but despite the animation, restaurant manager Frank Ndlovu is not a happy man. "It's like an unexpected guest -- the worst unexpected guest," he says of the latest power cut to black out Spiro's, a restaurant in Johannesburg's lively Melville suburb. It is Saturday night, summer is here and normally the main street would be abuzz with diners and students on pub...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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