I may be wrong, but I don't think drawing language
lines in this conference
is of any importance. Whatever the different countries that come, the
default language to be used will be English. The conference is for Africans,
not anglophone or 'portophone' or whatever. Of course, attendees are free to
speak language they are comfortable in when they attend.
Sure, English as default makes complete sense but there should be
tracks (sessions) in languages other than English. Not everyone in
Africa speaks English, not even everyone in Africa involved in
Wikipedia speaks English ;) and this should be acknowledged.
If all sessions are in English there's no point for people who only
speak French, Arabic, Portuguese and a bunch of other African
languages but no English to go to that conference.
To make it a conference for all Africans a lot of effort should be put
into making WikiIndaba accessible to Africans who don't speak English.
As far as I know most Africans don't speak English:
I also must say that, I've hardly known Douala if
not for my WiR in za.
However, I cannot say for sure that, because myself or one or two of people
I know doesn't know Douala, for that reasons, Douala isn't reaching out to
many or Douala is making poor country-based representations.
Douala was just a session with 15 people (including me and other
trainer) as part of the Afripedia training sessions.