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Why has Swahili not become Africa’s Unifying language?

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Kiswahili phrases. Photo Credit; ultraBobban Attribution-Non Commercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) July 7 was a big day for Africa as it celebrated the first World Kiswahili Language Day. Citizens across Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa, and the world marked the day with celebrations on the streets and online using the hashtags #KiswahiliDay2022 and #KiswahiliDay. This was the first official holiday since UNESCO designated July 7 as international Kiswahili language day in November 2021. Marching celebrations The Kiswahili East African Commission (KAKAMA), an inter-governmental organizat…

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Snares: Low-tech, low-profile killers of rare wildlife the world over

Published by Mongabay By Laurel Neme On an early morning in January 2013, rangers patrolling Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, a 6,000-square-kilometer (2,300-square-mile) UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of Congo, spotted a young female Grauer’s gorilla. Known to the rangers as Iragi, a name that means “lucky” in Congolese, she had a wire snare […]

US to Boost Monkeypox Vaccine Supply

The White House announced Thursday it will make an additional 1.8 million doses of monkeypox vaccine available for distribution beginning next week.At a news conference, White House national monkeypox response coordinator Bob Fenton said the additional…