甩殖民遺緒 西非岡比亞更名「伊斯蘭共和國」

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows hi...Banjul, GAMBIA:  Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his fingers with ink after casting his vote during the presidential elections 22 September 2006 in Banjul. Gambians voted today in elections in which President Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup 12 years ago, is tipped to win a third term to run the tiny west African country that is regularly criticised for its media repression. AFP PHOTO SEYLLOU   (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)
岡比亞總統賈梅今宣布國家將更名為「伊斯蘭共和國」
【博聞社】西非國家岡比亞總統賈梅(Yahya Jammeh)今(13日)表示,為徹底與過往殖民地歷史劃清界線,宣布將國家改為「伊斯蘭共和國」,並指該決定「符合國家宗教信仰及價值觀」。

岡比亞曾為英國殖民地,人口不到200萬,9成國民信奉回教。全球僅伊朗、巴基斯坦及毛里塔尼亞成立伊斯蘭共和國。賈梅強調,日後將保障少眾基督徒權益。反對派領導則稱,更名事宜事茲體大,應讓國民公投決定。