Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia will start teaching the Swahili language after signing an agreement with a Tanzanian university, state media EBC reports, citing the university’s president.
The language studies will be facilitated by the University of Dar es Salaam.
The move comes days after the African Union adopted Swahili as an official working language.
Swahili is one of the most spoken languages in Africa ,and is one of the African Union working languages.
Unesco last year declared 7 July as the world’s official day to celebrate the Swahili language.