Friday, 7 February 2014

The need to speak English...

Ivory Coast’s economy is booming.  More than two years after conflict rocked the nation, it has one of the highest GDP growth rates in the world.  President Allassane Ouattara is diversifying trade relations to include countries other than France.  But as it opens up its economy to investors and businesses from all over the world, a new trend is emerging among the younger generations – the need to speak English.  With the growth of technology along with new travel, job and study opportunities, the desire to speak the business language of the world has never been higher.  The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from Abidjan.

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