English Language in Africa

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English Language in Africa

Post by tony h » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:59 pm

An interesting piece on the rise of English in African countries - including being moves to being adopted as an Official Language in some Francophone countries.
https://www.booksforafrica.org/assets/d ... -PAPER.pdf

I copied this from the introduction:
At least 26 African countries list English as one of their official languages. Most recently Rwanda, long a French-speaking country, has switched to English as an official language. Burundi and Gabon are switching from French to English, and South Sudan is adopting English. The use of English as an official language in schools, universities, and government offices across the African continent raises a number of key issues. Why are African countries determining that English might be preferable to French, and why preferable to local languages? What are the positive and negative impacts of these decisions?
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