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According to Article 11 of the PROTOCOL ON AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTIVE ACT OF THE AFRICAN UNION, Official Languages:

The official languages of the Union and all its institutions shall be Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Kiswahili and any other African language.

I am curious to know wether there is a booth for every official language above mentioned at the AU headquarters in Addis, regardless of the size of the language within the organization (considering that Spanish, for instance, is the official language of only one of its Member States).

asked 17 Oct '15, 05:11

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Hello! I just spoke with someone who says that yes, Spanish is actually used, as are the other languages, though the entire regime including the African languages, is used mainly for summits.

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answered 31 Oct '15, 06:08

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Thank you, Julia! Did he/she tell you which languages the reduced regime includes? I guess it will depend on the meeting and the participating countries, right?

(31 Oct '15, 08:16) David
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I think she said that Spanish is included in the usual regime, and the expanded regime included different African languages. But why not contact them directly? I happened to be in a room with someone who knew someone who works there - and they didn't seem to be trying to keep the information secret.

(01 Nov '15, 16:42) JuliaP
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