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UN: Hot Pursuit Laws Needed to Fight Terrorism in West Africa

The United Nations is calling on African countries affected by terrorism to draw up legislation to facilitate hot pursuit. Jean-Paul Laborde, executive director of United Nations counterterrorism committee, said terrorism suspects are escaping because police are not permitted to cross national boundaries without a warrant. "Of-course there is more to be done not only by the international community but also at the regional level in terms of police cooperation which is already well...

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