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Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by EcoBrick: 10:20am On May 01
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.middleeastmonitor.com/20240430-senegal-adopts-arabic-as-an-official-language-instead-of-french/amp/

The Senegalese government announced it is abandoning French as an official language and is replacing it with Arabic.

The Senegalese government’s decision came after a Cabinet meeting held on Sunday and is considered a sign of the political transformation that Senegal is witnessing, after the young oppositionist, Bassirou Faye, won the presidential elections a few weeks ago.


The president-elect said in a televised speech on 26 March 26: “I would like to say to the international community and to our bilateral and multilateral partners that Senegal will always honour its commitments. It will remain a friendly country and a secure and reliable ally for any partner that engages with us in virtuous, respectful and mutually productive cooperation.”

Faye stressed that by electing him, the Senegalese people made the choice to break away from the existing regime in the country but noted that he intends to work to bring about changes within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

On the internal level, Faye emphasised that the priority projects during his term will be “national reconciliation and rebuilding institutions,” in addition to “a significant reduction in the cost of living.”

“I am committed to governing with humility and transparency and to fighting corruption on all levels,” he added.

Senegal enjoys stability, unlike its neighbours, and is considered one of the pillars of ECOWAS, which has been rocked since 2020 by military coups in many of its member states.

The results of the presidential elections, which took place in Senegal at the end of last month, confirmed the deep roots of the aspirations of the people in Senegal to break free from the patterns of governance systems that were associated with Western colonialism, or those that entered into relations with colonial countries.



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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by Sakamaje: 10:22am On May 01
No difference. They just exchanged one slave-master for another one. I don talk am say dis bobo go fvck up. Anyway, e no consign me. undecided

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by HypocriticalObi: 10:23am On May 01
Peter girigory Obi people come and celebrate him he is doing well

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by fredoooooo: 10:24am On May 01
Of all their problem on ground, that's the next.. Africans ehn .. and this is the supposed or proposed youth they clamoured for..

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by 9jatriot(m): 10:28am On May 01
Another youth. I recall that the lamba king crew were using him to taut everybody when he won.

Even without a Muslim Muslim ticket, the guys seems to want to islamize Ivory Coast.

I wonder if yeszaddy will post a tweet about the situation?

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by Urheadmaster(m): 10:31am On May 01
Bassirou Faye, carry on.

It could be one of the reasons the indigenous peoples of Senegal voted for you in mass.




If anyone especially from Nigeria is not happy on how you want to rule Senegal, let him go and hug transformer.tongue

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by AfonjaConehead: 10:32am On May 01
Urheadmaster:
Bassirou Faye, carry on.

It could be one of the reasons the indigenous peoples of Senegal voted for you in mass like they did to Peter Obi on Nigeria tongue
Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by iwaeda: 10:32am On May 01

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by 89green: 10:44am On May 01
This guy wants to totally get rid of the french thing, no problem if that will move the nation forward.

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by MrProlific95: 11:00am On May 01
I knew this guy was gonna be a flop

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by Reflect7: 12:15pm On May 01
fredoooooo:
Of all their problem on ground, that's the next.. Africans ehn .. and this is the supposed or proposed youth they clamoured for..

They have more sense than you.

The first step to ending French hegemony in their country is dropping the blasted French language as their Lingua Franca.

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by Reflect7: 12:18pm On May 01
Sakamaje:
No difference. They just exchanged one slave-master for another one. I don talk am say dis bobo go fvck up. Anyway, e no consign me. undecided

It’s NOT the same.

Do you know that the first Arabs were black people?

Arabic has more to do with Africans than any blasted French language.

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by michlins(m): 12:37pm On May 01
Africa,leave one coloniser and jump to another.

Is there no local language they can adopt ?

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Re: Senegal Adopts Arabic As An Official Language Instead Of French by fergie001: 12:41pm On May 01
This is fake news.....

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