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The French-speaking African country of Gabon is moving on from the language of its former colonisers and introducing English across the nation.

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Odimba spent last week in Rwanda, where a similar move has proved a success.

Rwanda is now part of both the Francophonie (French-speaking) community and the Commonwealth.

President Bongo Odimba has made his move just ahead of the 14th summit of the Francophonie, which will see 56 countries' representatives descend on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon's next-door neighbour.

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Soon, Obama will have to hire 100,000 new French language teachers - as France is leadingi the way down the socialist spiral into oblivion. NO wait...he hated that 'colonization'......or should I say, his father did, and Obama adopted his fathers left wing Marxist dreams according to his own book which Bill Ayers wrote.**


when French speaking countries give French the boot, and put in English, you know that the end is near for the French language outside of France.....the dominoes will fall one by one.

My niece was in the Peace Corps in Togo..Africa..a french speaking country. wonder for how much longer?

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*** SInce Obama couldn't even put on a cohesive debate - without his TOTUS and speeches made up by others - it's more and more confirming evidence Obama didn't write his first book - Dreams from my Father....
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when French speaking countries give French the boot, and put in English, you know that the end is near for the French language outside of France.....the dominoes will fall one by one.

I think part of the reason for this is that L'Académie française, France's official government body defining the French language, is dedicated to making sure that the entire French-speaking world speaks Parisian French with minimal new (post-1800) importation from other languages and *no* importation from English.

Quebec also has several agencies with a similar mission, but they do not formally cooperate with L'Académie française .

Meanwhile the Real Academia Española, Spain's equivalent body for the Castillan language, is dedicated to the notion that all the many national and regional dialects of Spanish should remain mutually comprehensible. It does not condemn change or importations, and does not elevate any particular regionalism above others. The Real Academia is just one of more than 20 national Spanish-language academies from around the world that formally cooperate in the Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española.
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President Bongo Odimba has made his move just ahead of the 14th summit of the Francophonie, which will see 56 countries' representatives descend on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon's next-door neighbour.

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I think its cool to have a president named Bongo.
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I think its cool to have a president named Bongo.

It's not good for a politician to be so easily played.

--fleg
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I think its cool to have a president named Bongo.


All of a sudden I have an old Oingo Boingo tune running through my head... Help!
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