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West African Countries Urged to Ban Full-Face Veils

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders have been urged to ban the wearing of full-face veils by Muslim women as part of an effort to limit the growing number of Boko Haram female suicide bombings. ECOWAS President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo told reporters at the close of a two-day summit in Abuja that countries should enforce the ban "in line with their national realities."  The move would forbid dress that prevents security personnel from being able to...

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