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Translation and Localization: Languages of Kenya

October 04, 2016 Comments

On the eastern coastal side of Africa is the Republic of Kenya. It is not among the largest countries in Africa by land mass, in fact, it is quite average in size ranking 23rd of the 57 largest African Union (AU) countries on the continent. However, it is dense in population for its size with over 4...

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Literal Translation of Chinese Dishes

September 25, 2016 Comments

Chinese food is great! It has layers of flavors and many spices. Well, that is, if you know what you are ordering. Most of the time when you walk into an authentic Chinese restaurant, you are presented with an English menu that is not English, you have no clue what 90% of the menu says. You may end ...

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News: Tanzania Launches First Kiswahili Kidney Website

September 21, 2016 Comments

Earlier this week, health experts launched the first Kiswahili language website providing information to combat kidney related issues on the rise in Africa. The website, launched in Dar es Salaam, will be a resource for prevention and support for Kiswahili-speaking kidney patients....

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News: Abu Dhabi Adds New Regulations to Ride-Hailing Apps

September 19, 2016 Comments

Ride-hailing applications, like Uber and Middle East-based Careem, are facing new regulations for Abu Dhabi operations. According to a top Abu Dhabi taxi regulator, ride-hailing apps will now have to register their app and comply with new regulations to operate in the emirate. ...

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Translation and Localization for Africa: Rwanda

September 18, 2016 Comments

Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a small, land-locked country with green and mountainous landscape, it's known for its spectacular scenery and wildlife. In this blog, I will cover brief, but important facts about this West African country....

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News: South African Government Websites Fail Basic Language Standards

September 13, 2016 Comments

VisibleThread, a language and content auditing company with regional offices in the US, Europe and Australia, reports that South African government websites fail to meet plain writing standards. The company's Website Clarity Index analysis focused on 30-plus Provincial Government websites from the m...

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