Are all languages equal? Should minority languages be protected by law in Africa? by Innocent Maja

My personal philosophy regarding language rights is threefold namely:

1. All languages are equal in worth. They deserve the same level of protection.
2. Endangered minority languages should particularly be protected in Africa because they are very important to the language speaker and to the society as a whole.
3. Legal protection of languages will enable language speakers to assert their rights in the event of discrimination and forced linguistic assimilation.

What are your thoughts?