"Tens of thousands of people in Mali's capital, Bamako, have been protesting against a new law which gives women equal rights in marriage. "We have to stick to the Koran," Ms Dembele told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme. "A man must protect his wife, a wife must obey her husband." "It's a tiny minority of women here that wants this new law - the intellectuals. The poor and illiterate women of this country - the real Muslims - are against it," she added."Is this democracy? Is this Appenzeller? I have no idea. Whole article here.