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Gambia Says Female Government Workers Must Wear Headscarves

Gambia on Tuesday ordered female government employees to wear headscarves at work in a sign that the West African country is embracing a Muslim identity one month after President Yahya Jammeh declared it an Islamic republic. From the start of the year female workers are no longer allowed to expose their hair, said a memo circulated to all ministries and departments and seen by Reuters. The memo gave no reason for the decision. "Female staff are urged to use head ties and neatly...

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