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Senegal: Microsoft to Issue Wolof Applications

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal, Development, Economics & Business, Governance, Technology

Senegalese blogger Semett posts (FR) a Le Soleil article about Microsoft's plans to launch Wolof language applications. [1] The new applications should help bridge the digital divide and modernize government as they will permit “individuals to fill out forms such as fiscal forms online instead of on paper.” Says Cheick Modibo Diarra, the head of Microsoft-Africa: “Today it is important to broaden access to multimedia by facilitating access for those who can read and write in languages other than French and English.”