Stories about @DigiAfricanLang
From Ghana, Alhassan Mohammed Awal has been working to share knowledge in his native language of Dagbani through Wikimedia projects.
From Ghana, Daniel Abugre Anyorigya has been working to share knowledge in his native language of Gurene through Wikimedia projects.
From Senegal, El Hadji Ibrahima DIAGO has created a podcast to explore the intersection of the Wolof language and tech.
From Nigeria, Lucy Chinyeaka Iwuala has been working to promote the Igbo language by sharing knowledge in digital platforms such as Wikipedia.
From South Africa, Siki Dlanga has been working with the South African Indigenous Languages Action Forum to promote linguistic diversity in all types of spaces.
From South Africa, Oratile Olivia Gabaphethe has been promoting the Setswana language by creating scripts for film, helping to change perceptions about the use of her language in creative spaces.
Sadik Shahadu: "Even though there are offline Dagbani resources and learning materials in most public libraries in some schools from the north, getting access to them is somehow difficult."
Swahili is the most widely spoken African language, but its visibility online is dismal. Kenyan language activist Bonface Witaba is working to change this.
Adéṣinà Ọmọ Yoòbá, a Nigerian Yorùbá language and culture advocate, is keen to bridge the cultural and linguistic digital divide.
Kpénahi Traoré, a language activist and journalist, battles the online dissemination of false information in Bambara, one of West Africa’s most widely spoken minority languages.
A language reclamation activist confronts linguistic imperialism and the dehumanisation of two South African first languages through digital inclusion advocacy.
Learn more about Moffat Kihoro, the host of @DigiAfricanLang Twitter account during October 9-15, 2019. He'll be sharing his perspectives on the Yiakunte language.
Learn more about Aremu A. Adeola, Jr, the host of @DigiAfricanLang Twitter account during October 2-8, 2019. He'll be sharing his perspectives on the Yoruba language.