Journalist beaten by Islamists in norther Mali

Agencia AngolaPress reports that “Islamists occupying northern Mali beat a radio presenter for reporting on their failed efforts to amputate a thief’s hand as an embattled interim regime in the capital struggled to win back confidence.”

The reports said that “amid attempts by Islamists to enforce sharia in the occupied vast desert north, the government vowed Monday to work flat out to regain lost territory and underscored its commitment to secularism.”

Radio presenter Abdoul Malick Maiga was admitted to Gao hospital Monday after being beaten by the Islamist leaders and is reported to be in intense pain.

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