October 28, 2005

Zimbabweans drown sorrows in mobile phone humor

Behind the veil of a state dominated media, packed with official lines on the problems facing the southern African country which leave no room for lighthearted tales, Zimbabwe's urban population is resorting to the Internet and short message services via mobile phones to spread some laughter. Reuters reports.

"At least once a day, a mobile phone user is likely to receive a humorous SMS, ranging from a dirty joke to a tickle over the lives of Zimbabwe's rulers."

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