Afropolitan noun a cosmopolitan African; an African who has a background which is varied in culture and geography
At what point does one realize that things will never be the same? First time novelist and Afropolitan Taiye Selasi tackles these themes in her new novel ‘Ghana Must Go’.
[http://dopereads.com 15 April 2013]
caxirola noun a percussion instrument created for Brazil’s World Cup. It rattles when shaken.
Unlike the vuvuzela, which has historical and cultural significance in South Africa, the caxirola has been designed especially for use in stadiums.
[www.dailymail.co.uk 25 April 2013]
ghost money noun money transferred in secret by a covert government agency
For more than a decade, the CIA — using suitcases, backpacks, even plastic bags — has made monthly cash payments to the offices of President Hamid Karzai. One Karzai aide called it ‘ghost money’ because ‘it came in secret, and it left in secret.’
[New York Times (US broadsheet) 30 April 2013]
Ghost money from MI6 and CIA may fuel Afghan corruption, say diplomats
[www.guardian.co.uk (article title) 30 April 2013]