Making English an official language can turbo-charge Angola’s economy

Nearly 50 years since Angola became a sovereign, independent state, the time has come for our nation to work towards adopting English as an additional official language.

Angola’s only official language is currently Portuguese, which was introduced when it was a Portuguese colony. Making English an official language would not only demonstrate that Angola is unequivocally unshackling itself from its colonial legacy – the change offers significant socio-economic benefits too.

English is the world’s most widely spoken language – with 1.5 billion speakers. Just roughly 400 million use it as their mother tongue, with the balance using it as a secondary language, making this the first truly global lingua franca – one that is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

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