The days 29 and 30 April UNESCO Chair in Communication Research and Africa (AFRICOM) participates in the organization and development of the International Congress Africa Ñ, leading the Women for Africa Foundation which will take place at the University Felix Houphouet Boigny, Ivory Coast.
University President Felix Houphouet Boigny, Mrs. Ms. Bakayoko-Ly, the President of the Women's Foundation for Africa, Mrs. Ms Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega and Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire, Sr. Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan inaugurate the International Congress which brings together more than fifty hispanistas and specialists in Hispanic literature and culture, predominantly in Africa, who will present research and projects, as you can see in the Program
Mrs. Carmen Caffarel Serra, Chair director of the AFRICOM, opens the inaugural lecture with a presentation on the value of the Spanish in the world. Then, in a participatory format specialists invited to row 0, The first panel will focus on hispanismo in Africa and discuss the potential of the Spanish language in Africa as opportunities, the situation of the translation into the Spanish language and cooperation programs Afro-Hispanic, especially Ivory Coast, country that leads the number of hispanistas in Africa.
The program also includes a discussion on African writers and literary projection in the Spanish market, and another table of African descent in Latin America.
This initiative is justified by the need to promote such an important language such as Spanish and -ocupa second place in the international ranking of languages in terms of number of inhabitants, behind the Chinese and, for the first time, ahead of the English- in a continent where hardly any presence; Spanish is the only official language in Equatorial Guinea.
The Spanish has currently with 500 million speakers and a 15 million people studying in more than 100 countries.