The Internet leaves Swahili internet users behind

What you need to know:

  • Most English-speaking countries have the same Commonwealth traditions, laws, procedures and practices
  • It is not easy, but East Africa has a slight advantage in that Swahili is widely spoken
  • It must be a concerted national effort that brings on board both public and private sector bodies

The question of the language of the web has been on the international agenda for a while. The Internet, having been designed by English-speaking American scientists, is naturally English-centric and tends to crowd out other languages.

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