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UPDF starts Arabic, Chinese language courses

  Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has started Arabic and Chinese courses to enable soldiers to effectively communicate with their counterparts from countries speaking the two dialects. The new courses have been launched at the Military Intelligence School in Nakasongola district. Maj Gen …

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New African language tech app

It enables users to seamlessly switch between Afrikaans, Amharic, ChiShona, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Kinyarwanda, kiSwahili, Portuguese, French, English FEATURE | PHENDU KUTA | Vambo AI, a multilingual generative AI developed by South African tech startup Vambo Technologies, is a pioneering language accessibility platform. It aims to empower users to seamlessly communicate, learn, …

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Debate rages on Lower Primary language of instruction policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The language of instruction in lower primary is emerging as a contentious subject before the Education Policy Review Commission-EPRC. In one of the last public hearings of the commission, the Acholi parliamentary group joined the dissent against the current policy of using local language …

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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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Mind your language, speaker Oulanyah urges MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has asked Members of Parliament to refrain from using unparliamentary language while debating, saying the debates are broadcasted live to all Ugandans. This was after Manjia County MP and Opposition Whip John Baptist Nambeshe, talked about sex during the …

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Chinese language craze in Ghana

Accra, Ghana | XINHUA |  Despite multiple challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghanaians’ craze for the Chinese language continues, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana Chu Beijuan told Xinhua Saturday. Speaking to Xinhua in an interview during a Chinese proficiency competition named “Chinese Bridge”, …

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