Tanzania to host int’l language, culture festival


Date posted: May 27, 2016

Tanzania is to host the International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC), which is meant to promote Swahili, the widely spoken language in east and central African region.

It is estimated that a total number of Swahili speakers vary widely, from 60 million to over 150 million. Swahili serves as a national language of four nations– Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The festival is to be held in Tanzania’s busiest commercial capital Dar es Salaam, according to the organizers.

Habib Miradji is one of the IFLC organizers from Kilimanjaro Dialogue Institute (KDI), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) that deals with intercultural and interfaith-based issues through dialogue.

“This unique festival will be held on May 28, this year, whereby 16 countries from across the globe are expected to take part,” the organizers said.

He cited countries which are to be represented at IFLC as Tanzania, Rwanda, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Senegal, and Morocco. Others are the U.S., Albania, India, Azerbaijan, Peru, France, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Ukraine and Romania.

“Apart from promoting Kiswahili, the festival will also promote African culture, economy, trade and tourist attractions,” he said, schoolchildren will also showcase their talents.

Others issues include promoting regional peace and stability.

He said IFLC unites people, especially youth, of different nationalities and eradicates separations caused by race, religion, nationality, financial backgrounds and political differences which would otherwise bring about conflict and bloodshed.

“At the summit, the participants will also exchange views and experience… there will be professionals, journalists and academician, religious leaders, politicians.”

Source: Xinhua , May 25, 2016


Related News

The Turkish School in Kathmandu made a dream come true

Ahmet Davutoglu the first Turkish foreign secretary who went to Nepal visited Meridian Turkish School. Davutoglu addressed to the students in Turkish school and said that: “My first visit to Nepal was in 1993. If someone had told me that a Turkish school would be opened in Kathmandu, the students in that school would learn […]

Turkish schools behind Turkey’s soft power in Middle East

2 May 2012 / MİNHAC ÇELİK, İSTANBUL Marco Padovan, Italian businessman and a member of the Turkish-Italian Trade and Cooperation Association, said during a round table meeting held in İstanbul on Wednesday that Turkish schools play a crucial role in the increase of Turkey’s soft power in the Middle East and North Africa. Speaking during […]

Kyrgyz President Atambayev: Turkish schools will not be closed

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said on Thursday he is thankful to Erdoğan, he does not know Fethullah Gülen, and he will not close the schools run by Turks close to the Gülen movement, Sputnik reported.

Why does the West love the Gülen movement so much?

One of the ways with which the Gülen movement is firmly pegged to the wider western world is its ability to connect with the western norms of liberal global governance. The movement has always been keen to adapt the western-liberal cooperative problem-solving mechanisms such as the EU norms.

South African, Kenyan leaders show support for Turkish schools

South African President Jacob Zuma and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta have both expressed support for Turkish schools in their country, amid the Turkish government’s attempts to shut down Turkish schools located abroad that are affiliated with the Hizmet movement.

Hate Speech is Undermining Turkey’s Fragile Democracy

Many TV viewers could not believe their ears upon hearing the terms “blood sucking vampires, leeches, traitors, spies, worse than Shiites, and assassins” uttered by then Turkish prime minister Erdogan in his political rallies.

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

It is a great loss that Turkish Olympiads were not held in Turkey

Dr. Reuven Firestone Interviewed by Muslim Turkish Movement “Hizmet”

Turkish School’s sucesss in Iraq

Cihan TV network celebrates 10th birthday

Another new mother detained in Turkey over Gülen links

Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs holds talks with TUSKON delegation

Sudan arrests Gülen-linked businessman at Turkey’s request

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News