Women of Timbuktu Find Their Voice Again After Nightmare of Jihadi Rule

Persecuted when the city was occupied by Islamist militants, women are now keen to have a greater say in Malian society

Last night I mentioned an article in Tablet Magazine which described how the mayor of a French town, out of a reflexive fear of jihadists, had banned an anti-jihadist Muslim film titled Timbuktu from being shown, even though he hadn’t bothered to see it for himself. It really annoyed …