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Republic of Congo bans full face veils in public

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The Republic of Congo announced it will ban women from wearing full-face veils in public in an attempt to allow for easier identification and prevent extremist violence. Woman can still wear veils in public, but can only fully cover their faces at home. Approximately 800,000 Muslims live in the predominately Christian country. The president of the Republic of Congo’s Islamic High Council said that so far there hadn’t been any major blow back to the ban.

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