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Music and Language Learning in Zambia

Music and Language Learning in Zambia

24/02/2014

Did you know that incorporating music into language learning is not only a fun way to learn a new language, but a very effective one as well? In his column on AllAfrica, Clever Zulu informs us about how music can be used in language learning. In Zambia, the subject of local language learning has recently…

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Zambian Languages Only in Primary Schools says Government

Zambian Languages Only in Primary Schools says Government

19/02/2014

In Zambia, the government recently passed a new rule which states primary school children have to be instructed in the local languages spoken in the country instead of English. This decision, however, struck a negative chord with people from all ranks of society. As you might have read, the Zambian government has decided all primary…

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Photo Campaign by African Students Crushes Stereotypes

Photo Campaign by African Students Crushes Stereotypes

17/02/2014

Instead of heading to the streets to express their discontent about the misconceptions surrounding their native countries, a group of African students has launched a photo campaign to create more awareness about their region. According to Teo Kermeliotis in an article on CNN, there are many people who regard the entire African continent as one…

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Report: The Need for Language Translation in Africa

Report: The Need for Language Translation in Africa

14/02/2014

For those interested specifically in the translation sector and its relationship with Africa, when we find news, reports or innovations we want to share them with you. That’s why we wanted to point out a report from Common Sense Advisory published back in 2012. Although 2 years old, it does contain some great insights into…

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Multilingual News Channel Coming to Africa in 2015

Multilingual News Channel Coming to Africa in 2015

13/02/2014

News channel Euronews has entered into a partnership with a Congolese channel to set up a multilingual, African news channel. Recently, website NewBusinessEthiopia revealed the upcoming launch of a new news channel in Africa. Together with Télé Congo, news channel Euronews is planning on setting up a new multilingual and multicultural news channel channel called…

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Translators Without Borders Project Uses Wikimedia to Translate Medical Texts

Translators Without Borders Project Uses Wikimedia to Translate Medical Texts

11/02/2014

A new Wikimedia project has enabled Translators without Borders to widen its programmes concerning humanitarian subjects. In an article on HumanIpo , Chris Udemans informs us about the latest developments within the Translators without Borders (Twb) organisation. According to Udemans, TwB translated over 14 million words in the last four years alone. These translations were…

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Tips on Mobile Marketing in Africa

Tips on Mobile Marketing in Africa

10/02/2014

As more and more people in Africa have access to mobile phones, it is no wonder that foreign companies are looking to tap into the market of the region by using mobile marketing to sell their products. Entrepreneur Deseré Orrill gives a number of great tips for businesses that wish to conquer the continent one…

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Tanzanian Minister Encourages the Promotion of Kiswahili Language

Tanzanian Minister Encourages the Promotion of Kiswahili Language

07/02/2014

Now that the Kiswahili language is spreading on the African continent, the National Swahili Council has been asked by the Tanzanian Minister for Information, Youth, Culture and Sports to stimulate the use of the language as this will greatly benefit the country’s inhabitants. Journalist Christopher Majaliwa gives account of the latest call for promoting an…

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Investing in Africa? 10 Good Reasons Why you Should Be

Investing in Africa? 10 Good Reasons Why you Should Be

03/02/2014

As January has come to a close, it is about time to start on those New Year’s resolutions. And if one of your resolutions was to expanding your company, why not turn to the African continent to do so? Here are ten reasons to invest in Africa! In an article on Frontier, it is stated…

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Ewe To Be Latest Addition to NYPD Languages

Ewe To Be Latest Addition to NYPD Languages

31/01/2014

The New York Police Department recently added two recruits to their work force who speak an interesting language: Ewe! In a blog post on The Shack, a blog run by employees of the New York police on the website of the New York Daily News, Thomas Tracy reveals that the NYPD is now home to…

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