Egypt govt website adopts African languages: Swahili, Hausa, Amharic

Egypt’s national information outlet, the State Information Service, SIS; has launched a new portal in six languages – three of which are traditional African languages.

The three are; Swahili, Hausa and Amharic the other three being Arabic, English and French. Head of the SIS, Diaa Rashwan, said the portal was a serious attempt to communicate with fellow Africans in local languages. All five languages are live except for the Amhara part.

The measure came at a time when the Egyptian president Abdul Fatteh Al-Sisi was taking over as President of the African Union, the first North African leader in as many years.


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