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Boko Haram fears spread burqa ban across parts of Africa

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A man dressed in a woman's burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad's capital N'Djamena on 11 July 2015.
A man dressed in a woman's burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad's capital N'Djamena on 11 July 2015. Reuters/Moumine Ngarmbassa

Niger has now joined Chad and Cameroon in banning the burqa   the full veil worn by some devout Muslims   after a series of attacks across the countries in which Boko Haram suicide bombers used the religious garment to conceal their weapons. RFI's Nancy Fleming has this look at the new laws.

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