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September 21, 1993 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the heady days of the 1960s when African nationalism was the rage, the fledgling republic of Tanzania boldly set out to dismantle the vestiges of its British colonial past. Almost overnight, the nation's elementary schools, courts and government institutions were ordered to start using Swahili instead of English. Secondary schools and universities were told to follow suit by the year 2000--the government target date for complete "Swahilization" at all levels of society.
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November 30, 1994 | JEFF BEAN
Many youngsters may know Africa only as a faraway place of famine and brutal heat, but seventh-grade students at Niguel Hills Middle School know better after listening to Evelyn Komuntale on Tuesday. The 41-year-old Irvine resident, who was born in Zaire and raised in Uganda, took social science students at the school on a safari with the use of slides, a story and a brief cultural lesson. Students also heard a folk song that caused many to tap their toes and sing along.
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November 30, 1994 | JEFF BEAN
Many youngsters may know Africa only as a faraway place of famine and brutal heat, but seventh-grade students at Niguel Hills Middle School know better after listening to Evelyn Komuntale on Tuesday. The 41-year-old Irvine resident, who was born in Zaire and raised in Uganda, took social science students at the school on a safari with the use of slides, a story and a brief cultural lesson. Students also heard a folk song that caused many to tap their toes and sing along.
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September 21, 1993 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the heady days of the 1960s when African nationalism was the rage, the fledgling republic of Tanzania boldly set out to dismantle the vestiges of its British colonial past. Almost overnight, the nation's elementary schools, courts and government institutions were ordered to start using Swahili instead of English. Secondary schools and universities were told to follow suit by the year 2000--the government target date for complete "Swahilization" at all levels of society.
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February 2, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Voice of America will eliminate broadcasting service in six of its 43 languages this year and cut 57 jobs because of budget problems, Director Richard W. Carlson said. Service will cease April 1 in Greek, Turkish, Laotian and Slovene, the language of the Slovenian republic of Yugoslavia. On June 1, it will end in Uzbek--the language of the Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan and other Asian areas--and Swahili, the language of several East African nations.
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December 31, 1993
Saturday, the first day of the new year, is also the final day of Kwanzaa. This seven-day African American holiday observance encourages a rededication to seven positive principles, which are worthy goals for all communities. Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in Swahili, was created in 1966 by Maulana (Ron) Karenga, currently a professor at Cal State Los Angeles.
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May 8, 2006 | From the Washington Post
Damu Smith, an internationally known peace activist who advocated for a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the 1980s, fought chemical pollution on the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the 1990s and campaigned against the war in Iraq in the new century, has died. He was 54. Smith died Friday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington after a yearlong battle with colon cancer.
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December 27, 1989 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Black & Latino Book Store held its grand opening recently, owners Carl Crudup and Rita Dyson-Crudup treated their guests to an eclectic smorgasbord. A table next to the cash register held pigs-in-a-blanket, anchovies, sour cream, peanuts, taquitos, wine coolers, tuna sandwiches and homemade white cake with lemon frosting. The couple has taken the same idiosyncratic approach to stocking their bookstore.
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February 23, 2000
Learning a new language can open your mind to novel ways of experiencing the world. The Inuit tribe's multiple words for snow give insight not only into their environment but also into their culture. Explore cultures from around the globe by getting acquainted with languages through these direct links on The Times Launch Point Web site: http://www.latimes.com/launchpoint/ Here are the best sites for getting your schoolwork done or for just having fun.
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December 26, 1996 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Jones family of Garden Grove won't be among those suffering from post-Christmas blues today, even though they will have the same piles of wrapping paper, ribbon and other holiday debris as everybody else. Instead, they will celebrate the first day of another tradition, equally rich with cultural meaning and nuance.
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May 11, 2008 | Katharine Houreld, Associated Press
The offer of a foreign education for her beloved youngest son seemed like a dream come true for Elizabeth Rioba. But the Kenyan mother says a family member tricked her into signing adoption papers, and now it's been five years since she's seen her boy. The Polish couple who adopted 4-year-old Abednego and renamed him Mikolaj say the procedure was fully legal, took six months and involved Polish diplomats who spoke with the birth parents. Rioba acknowledges that she signed papers but says she did not understand them.
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July 17, 1988 | VERA HALLER, Associated Press
The phone rings in Rosa Olivera's office. A law clerk is calling with an urgent request: A federal judge in Brooklyn needs an interpreter for a Chinese-speaking defendant--immediately. Olivera, chief interpreter with the federal court in the Eastern District of New York, reaches for her index file on translators. She pulls a card and calls a free-lance Chinese interpreter in Hoboken, N. J. "How soon can you get here? We need you in Judge Dearie's courtroom," she says and pauses.
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