Gambia's president says that he wants to implement a policy change that would shift the country's language from English to a local language.
Yahya Jammeh said Friday that "we no longer subscribe to the belief
that for you to be a government you should speak English language." He
spoke during the swearing-in ceremony of Gambia's new Chief Justice.
He made the announcement months after the West African country
announced it is withdrawing from the Commonwealth, a collection of 54
nations made up largely of former British colonies.
Though a popular destination for British tourists, Gambia has been
criticized by the United Kingdom and rights groups for human rights
Jammeh, who came to power in a military coup, said Western countries have no "moral platform" to talk about human rights.
Culled from AP