Over two millennia, Swahili has built bridges among people across Africa and into the diaspora.
Most indigenous signed languages in Africa today are marginalised, dominated and suppressed by foreign signed languages.
There is something beautiful about African languages carrying science, fictionalised of course, into imagined futures.
Researchers have been calling for the extension of mother-tongue instruction beyond the current status quo in South African schools, but parents seem to prefer an even earlier transition to English.
The fact that teachers in Uganda’s rural schools weren’t trained in the local language means they can’t teach children in their mother tongue and this leads to poor literacy acquisition.
Children need more than school resources and qualified teachers to attain academic success.