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UN to promote Kiswahili language

Kiswahili widely spoken in the Eastern African region, has received more recognition across the continent in recent years Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that it will promote the Kiswahili language in order to boost African unity. “We are also promoting Kiswahili …

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Uganda adopts Kiswahili

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | Uganda has adopted Kiswahili as an official language, a top government official said here on Tuesday. Chris Baryomunsi, Minister of Information Communication Technology and National Guidance told reporters that the Cabinet on Monday approved the implementation of a directive by the 21st East African Community …

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Kiswahili lecturers struggle to deal with slangs

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Chama Cha Kiswahili Africa Mashariki, an Association that brings together Lecturers of Kiswahili from higher institutions in East Africa have pointed blended Swahili known as ‘Sheng’ as one of the major challenges facing promotion of the language across the region. Sheng …

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East African Community to add Kiswahili, French as official languages

Arusha, Tanzania | Xinhua | The East African Community (EAC) Sectoral Council on Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Sports (SCESTCS) has adopted a roadmap for the implementation of Kiswahili and French as official languages of the bloc. A statement issued late Tuesday by the EAC’s headquarters in Tanzania’s northern city …

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Tanzania mulls over translating laws from English into Kiswahili

Dar es salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian authorities mull over declaring Kiswahili as the official language of the laws and the language used in the administration and dispensation of justice instead of English. A bill that proposes to amend the Interpretation of Laws Act to declare Kiswahili the language of …

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Educationists want review of national language policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists are demanding for a review of the National Language Policy. The 2007 National Language Policy mandates District Language Boards to promote the use of the local languages in primary schools and improve literacy in the district. However, educationists say that the policy has …

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