Swa and English, the best of both dunias

The East African - - OPIN­ION -

The 150 mil­lion Kiswahili speakers across the world have rea­son to smile now that South Africa has de­cided to of­fer cour­ses in the lan­guage in schools. It will be the only op­tional lan­guage in the South African school cur­ricu­lum along­side French, Ger­man and Man­darin. Swahili is the third most-spo­ken lan­guage in Africa af­ter English and Ara­bic, and the South African au­thor­i­ties say they hope it will pro­mote na­tional co­he­sion.

Back to the fu­ture with a girl un­born

A woman in Scar­bor­ough, UK, in­sists that she could see her youngest daugh­ter in a photo taken 10 years ago, three years be­fore she was born. Laura Cisse, 38, spot­ted the eerie fig­ure stand­ing be­hind her 15-year-old daugh­ter Aye­sha and now be­lieves it could have been an "echo from the fu­ture.” The photo ap­pears to show an­other girl with blonde hair, who looks a lot like Laura's younger daugh­ter So­phie, peer­ing over a ta­ble in the back­ground. Cisse only no­ticed the fig­ure re­cently de­spite hav­ing had the photo for 10 years. She in­sists she took the photo while alone in the house with her daugh­ter, and even sug­ges­tions from her friends that it could have be a doll's head on the ta­ble did not help. Aye­sha didn't have any dolls.

She said I do, and the plane went into free fall

A flight at­ten­dant for China East­ern Airlines was sacked af­ter she ac­cepted a ro­man­tic mid-air mar­riage proposal. The proposal hap­pened 30 min­utes af­ter take-off and the man­age­ment say that she had neglected pas­sen­ger safety. The com­pany said that pri­vate ro­man­tic be­hav­iour caused tur­moil among pas­sen­gers and was ex­tremely ir­re­spon­si­ble. But the pas­sen­gers in the plane en­joyed the drama and would travel again on the air­line ex­pect­ing other sur­prises.

All the sushi you can eat but please not af­ter gym!

You are bad for busi­ness! A Ger­man triath­lete has been banned by an-all-you-can-eat sushi restau­rant for eat­ing around 100 plates at a sit­ting, which the owner con­sid­ered ab­nor­mal and bad for busi­ness. The 30-year-old named only as Bo­browski paid $21 to the restau­rant in Bavaria and spent about an hour and a half stuff­ing him­self with around 100 plates of sushi. At one point, waiters just stopped clear­ing his ta­ble of plates and when he fi­nally fin­ished, the former body­builder was told that he wasn't wel­come any­more.

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