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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o awarded 2019 Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize
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Arts, Culture and Sport Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o awarded 2019 Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize

East African literary icon Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has been awarded the 2019 Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize for Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature. The collection of essays focuses on language and its constructive role in national culture, history and identity.

South Africa signs MoU with Kenya to facilitate the teaching of Kiswahili in its schools
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Arts, Culture and Sport South Africa signs MoU with Kenya to facilitate the teaching of Kiswahili in its schools

Kenya and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a foundation for the introduction of Kiswahili as an elective language in the South African educational system. This is South Africa’s next step in fully integrating Kiswahili as an indigenous language to promote unity and social cohesion with fellow Africans.