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jackrolling

jackrolling  n.— «In a related survey conducted among 1,500 schoolchildren in the Soweto township, a quarter of all the boys interviewed said that “jackrolling”—a South African term for recreational gang rape—was fun.» —“South...

climate canary

climate canary  n.— «They are dubbed the “climate canaries”—the people destined to become the first victims of world climate change. And as government ministers sit down in Nairobi at this weekend’s United Nations Climate Conference, the...

spaghetti bowl

spaghetti bowl  n.— «In addition to several bilateral trade agreements, African countries belong to at least 12 regional trade agreements, each with a different set of rules that members and non-members have to follow while trading. Their...

chutney music

chutney music  n.— «Like Hindi cinema, Indian music too has caught the fancy of the local people, a new type of what is known as “chutney music’ is gradually becoming very popular in the country which has whose population comprises...

bumster

bumster  n.— «None of the 100,000 tourists who sun themselves on Gambia’s glorious beaches each year can avoid the advances of the West African country’s notorious “bumsters.” This is a local term given to young unemployed men...

brain trade

brain trade  n.— «Scholars are now puzzled by the fact that many bright Africans are leaving their homelands to go and do menial jobs in the developed world. This is what is commonly referred to as Brain drain or Brain trade.» —“Are...