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Introducing Kiswahili for Microsoft Translator

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Today, Microsoft Translator launches Kiswahili (also known as Swahili) text translation, the first African language to be supported by the automatic translation service. The new language will be available throughout Microsoft Translator’s ecosystem of supported products* to empower individuals and organizations through quick and cost effective translation. Kiswahili is spoken …

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Migrant crisis: Croatia opens Serbia border

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Croatia has opened its border with Serbia, removing one of the bottlenecks for thousands of stranded migrants trying to make their way north. About 3,000 people had been stuck in cold and wet weather in the Serbian border village of Berkasovo, after Croatia moved to curb new arrivals. The UN …

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Burkina Faso coup leader Gen Diendere ‘in custody’

Coup leader Gen Gilbert Diendere has admitted the takeover was a mistake/EPA

Gen Gilbert Diendere – the leader of last month’s short-lived coup in Burkina Faso – is in the custody of the country’s security forces, sources say. Some reports suggest he earlier surrendered at an unnamed diplomatic mission in the capital Ouagadougou. Interim President Michel Kafando was reinstated last week after …

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