Gambian President Yahya Jammeh issues order for female workers to cover their hair

Just one month after President Yahya Jammeh’s declaration of Gambia as an Islamic republic, Jammeh has issued an executive order that all female government staff must cover their hair during office hours.


The memo, sent out on Monday, states that all are strictly advised to adhere to the new order which urges all female staffers to use head ties and neatly wrap their hair.


The order is stated for all female civil service employees regardless of their personal faith.

Photo credit: Gambia Youth Activist


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