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Africa’s Emerging Fashion Industry

Africa’s Emerging Fashion Industry

Some of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa, and there’s a growing market for both luxury fashion and mid-market clothing and accessories.

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CNN’s Adventures in Africa

CNN’s Adventures in Africa

How CNN is using English-language content for audiences in Nigeria as a launchpad into Africa.

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Is Africa the Next Big Market for Translation?

Is Africa the Next Big Market for Translation?

Companies have already begun setting up shop in Africa in a bid to capitalise on the surging economy.

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The Challenges of Translating for African Audiences

The Challenges of Translating for African Audiences

No other continent is as proud, passionate and diverse as Africa. But The Dark Continent also brings distinctive challenges too.

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Kiswahili Adds to Britain’s Rich Linguistic Tapestry

Kiswahili Adds to Britain’s Rich Linguistic Tapestry

The rich tapestry of approximately 500 languages spoken in Britain includes two intriguing tongues originating from East Africa – Kiswahili and Kikuyu.

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Gambia to drop English as national language

Gambia to drop English as national language

President of Gambia said: “We are going to speak our own language.”

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Translation in 2013: Our Most-Read Stories

Translation in 2013: Our Most-Read Stories

Here we take a look at the translation stories that caught your attention in 2013.

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Food Sellers in Sudan “Invent” the Gigabyte Sandwich

Food Sellers in Sudan “Invent” the Gigabyte Sandwich

Local markets in the capital Khartoum have been advertising the ‘One Gig’ as a means of dressing up the sandwich and make it more appealing to consumers.

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Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language Interpreter Explains:

Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language Interpreter Explains:

The infamous sign language interpreter from Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Thamsanqa Jantjie, has claimed that he suffered from a schizophrenic attack that caused him to translate incorrectly and that he is an accredited sign language interpreter.

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Google Translate Adds Nine New Languages

Google Translate Adds Nine New Languages

Google Translate has announced that it will add a further nine languages to its service, taking the total number of languages over 80.

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Swahili Set to Become Official Language of East Africa

Swahili Set to Become Official Language of East Africa

Swahili is set to become the official language of five major countries in East Africa as part of an effort to improve business and community links in the region.

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Translating Trademarks: Is Your Brand Protected?

Translating Trademarks: Is Your Brand Protected?

Trademarks of logos, designs and other visual aspects of corporate branding are accepted but what about the translation of branded expressions into other languages?

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Google Works with Translators to Improve African Language Translation

Google Works with Translators to Improve African Language Translation

Google Africa has approached volunteers to request that they judge the quality of beta translations in African languages including Zulu, Igbo, Somali and Yoruba.

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How do Different Cultures Celebrate Christmas?

How do Different Cultures Celebrate Christmas?

With Christmas fast approaching, many of us will be spending the upcoming weekends frantically negotiating crowded shopping centers in an attempt to purchase Christmas presents.

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