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Swahili added to Rwanda’s official languages
Published on 13-10-2016 - at 09:06' by IGIHE

Swahili has been added to Rwanda’s government official languages following yesterday’s cabinet meeting which approved the draft law granting the changes.

The approval of Swahili as an official language in Rwanda was made along with other resolutions where five public servants were expelled from work over gross misconduct while two senior Rwanda Defense Force officers, Major General Richard RUTATINA and Major Issa KARAMAGE were granted retirement by HE president Paul Kagame as conferred upon him by laws.

The 5th article of Rwanda’s Constitution of 2003 as amended in 2015 indicates that Kinyarwanda is the country’s national language while French, English and Kinyarwanda are administrative languages.

Rwanda adds Swahili to official languages as East African Community is undertaking assessment on whether Swahili can be accepted as regional language.

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Swahili has been added to Rwanda’s government official languages following yesterday’s cabinet meeting chaired by president Paul Kagame

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