African Languages

The languages of Africa are divided into several major language families: Niger–Congo or perhaps Atlantic–Congo languages (Bantu and non-Bantu, the inclusion of Mande and a few other groups is disputed) are spoken in West, Central, Southeast and Southern Africa. Afroasiatic languages are spread throughout Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel. Indo-European languages are spoken in South Africa and Namibia (Afrikaans, English, German) and are used as lingua francas in the former colonies of Britain and Liberia that was part of American Colonization Society (English), former colonies of France and of Belgium (French), former …



RESEP: Research on Socio-Economic Policy · 20 September 2023 English

The dependent variables in the first two columns relate to home language literacy; the dependent variables in the remaining columns relate to English literacy. [...] Theoretical and academic contribution • …

X X X Written Comprehension X X X X South African Languages of Learning and Teaching (LoLTs) Southern

RESEP: Research on Socio-Economic Policy · 20 September 2023

1.0 • Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi (NMI) (3 modules, 6 HEIs) • Xitsonga, Tshivenda, Afrikaans African languages 4 Mathematics 4 primary primary Teachers teachers 2.0 First Additional language • isiZulu, isiXhosa

6 HEIs) • Xitsonga, Tshivenda, Afrikaans African languages 4 Mathematics 4 primary primary Teachers teachers Mathematics • Mathematics Test development for • African languages (x9) Next steps • Item bank aligned to PrimTEd universities 2024-2028 • Formally convene an African languages collective to PrimTEd design tests for African standards 2024 • Design and pilot instruments for African languages 2024 • Rasch analysis and reporting 2025 •

RIA: Research ICT Africa · 14 September 2023

“In order to study any of the pathologies attributed to the transformation of the digital media ecosystem, social scientists need access to platform-controlled data as to “who” saw or engaged …

generative AI, trained on large data sets in which African languages for instance have minimal presence. Among Large Language Models concerning under-served African languages. Moreover, regulators, planners and officials

AU: African Union · 28 August 2023 English

DECIDES to delegate to the PRC the mandate to Authorize the utilization of the ring-fenced budget allocation subsequent to obtaining full disclosure from the Secretariat regarding the SACA process and …

APPROVES the development of a Decade of African Languages alongside the UN International Decade of Indigenous change of dates for the commemoration of the African Languages Week (ALW) to be held from 21 - 28 February

GEC: Green Economy Coalition · 26 August 2023 English

The eco-social contract larger freedoms for all; and transformation recognizes the importance of going of economies and societies to halt climate beyond expanding the pie and trickle-down change and environmental …

the well-being of all concept in different African languages: members” (Confederación de Nacionalidades

SAIIA: South African Institute of International Affairs · 22 August 2023 English

The inaugural expo took place in 2019 in Changsha, Hunan province, and is formally known as the China–Africa Economic and Trade Exhibition Speaking via video at the 2021 FOCAC, hosted …

provide website construction services in local African languages. In future, the hub may ‘help some African

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme · 21 August 2023 English

The world is approaching the midpoint implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but only 12% of the targets are on track. Digital public infrastructure (DPI) has emerged as …

needed for translation of lessrepresented African languages.12 It is a pan- African volunteer effort led

Mo Ibrahim Foundation · 17 July 2023 English

Comfort Ero, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group We have to discuss the repercussions of the emerging Cold War between the West and Russia, and between America and …

China also plans to promote the teaching of African languages in China. 84 Turkey Through the state-run

AU: African Union · 11 July 2023 English

1 It is my pleasure as the Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development of the African Union Commission, to take part, in the celebration, of the 2nd edition …

of African leaders to enable Africa to use African languages in Africa’s development process. It is one with the task of developing and promoting African languages, has embarked on a programme promoting Kiswahili programme. One of the objectives is to empower African Languages in the domain of Information and Communication

CHR: Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria · 6 July 2023 English

Introduction The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities …

purpose, in four of the 11 official South African languages (Afrikaans, English, Sepedi, and isiZulu.

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