Senegal plans to ban women from wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public in an attempt to curb jihadi activity, the interior minister has said.
The move should not be seen as anti-Islamic, as Senegal was a mainly Muslim state, Abdoulaye Daouda added.
If the plan becomes law, Senegal will be the fifth African state to restrict the wearing of the full-face veil. In another move to target militants, all unregistered Sim cards are to be deactivated by the end of November.
Last week, its President Macky Sall, a Muslim, called for a courageous fight against militant Islamists. Read more