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Gambia Passes Bill On ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’

AFRICANGLOBE - Gambia's national assembly has passed a bill to introduce the crime of aggravated homosexuality into the criminal code and make it punishable by life imprisonment in some cases, according to a copy of the bill.

African Immigrants Shifting National And New York Demographics

AFRICANGLOBE - Between 2000 and 2010, the number of legal African immigrants in the United States about doubled, to around one million. During that single decade, according to the most reliable estimates, more Africans arrived in this country on their own than were imported directly to North America during the more than four centuries of the slave trade.

Gambia To Replace English As Gambia’s Official Language

AFRICANGLOBE - Gambia’ President Yahya Jammeh has announced that he is contemplating replacing English with one of the local vernaculars as the official language of the country. The major languages in the Gambia are Mandingo, Wolof and Jola, the latter being President Jammeh’s mother tongue.