[QODLink]
Africa
Mali's rebels impose hardline Islamic law
Schools in Gao are now segregated by gender, and Arabic is taught instead of national language French.
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 02:58

In the town of Gao, in northern Mali, rebels who took over much of the country have imposed a hardline form of Islamic religious law.

Schools are now segregated by gender, with Arabic being taught instead of the national language French.

Alleged thieves and criminals have even had their hands and feet amputated.

The government of Mali is now asking for international help to deal with the rebels who are creating a power base in the north.

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports.

82

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.