Featured stories about Swahili
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Stories about Swahili
23 March 2017
Swahili is the second-most-widely-used language on the African continent. Yet automatic speech recognition isn’t commercially available in this language, denying many users the information they need.
10 June 2016
The case falls against a backdrop of Tanzania's Cybercrime Law, passed in 2015, which critics say gives too much power -- without meaningful oversight -- to police.
16 October 2015
"#DearNyerere, in your day, popularity was based on good deeds towards your country, but nowadays it is the number of followers on Instagram and Twitter."
30 August 2015
16 August 2015
17 April 2015
Leading opponents of the legislation from civil society say they will take the government to court if the president signs the bill into law.
24 February 2015
President Jakaya Kikwete launched a new education system in Tanzania last week that, among other changes, will introduce Swahili as the language of instruction in schools.
17 December 2014
OjoVoz is an Android mobile app that allows underrepresented communities to collaboratively share digital stories through images and sound.
10 November 2014
20 July 2014
Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.
14 August 2013
The UK press coverage of acid attack on two British girls in Zanzibar is misleading to the families of the two girls and risks inflaming religious tensions in Tanzania.
3 July 2013
Dar es Salaam is getting back to normal after two days in which the city found itself playing host to arguably the most powerful man on earth: President Barack Obama...
7 May 2013
25 March 2013
14 December 2012
As the deadline for voter registration exericise approaches, Kenyans on Twitter are using #nimeregister hashtag to encourage each other to vote and share voter registration information, experiences and photos. Nimeregister...
4 December 2012
Backed by the Rwandan government, M23 rebels seized control of the city of Goma in the Kivu region, near the Rwandan border. Despite reports that the rebellion have agreed to...
6 September 2012
South African double amputee and the first athlete to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics Games in the same year, Oscar Pistorius, attracted attention after being beaten to second place...
1 August 2012
Teachers in Tannzania have been on a strike to urge the government to pay their unpaid dues and to improve their benefit and salaries. The strike followed, after the Teacher's...
12 April 2012
Tanzania bid farewell to one of its most popular film stars, Steven Kanumba, with an emotionally-charged funeral on 11 April, 2012. He died early on Saturday morning, aged 28, after...