Mandarin challenging English in African classrooms.

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Mandarin Chinese is fast challenging English in African classrooms with Kenya announcing that by 2020, primary school students will be able to choose China's dominant language as a subject.

This follows South Africa, which was the first African nation to introduce Mandarin into its public school curriculum, and others like Uganda, which have since followed.

Mandarin is largely being introduced through the various Confucius Institutes, China's international cultural centres, similar to the British Council, the Goethe Institute and Alliance...

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