Video: Somalia approves sharia law


  Somali president approves sharia law  

Sharif Ahmed, Somalia’s president, has approved a bill legislating the implementation of sharia, or Islamic law, in the country, a key demand from armed fighters for their co-operation with his government.

Despite the move, Somalia’s opposition Islamic Party insists that sharia can only be implemented if and when all foreign forces leave the country.

Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal explains.