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Supreme Court decides tomorrow whether President Bio can change the country’s electoral system to proportional representation

Sierra Leone Telegraph 26 Jan 2023
The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone will deliver judgment tomorrow Friday morning, in a lawsuit brought by lawyers acting for the main opposition APC party last month, against the government’s decision to ...

It is about brotherhood, family, but most importantly it is about love and humanity

The Patriotic Vanguard 07 Jan 2023
In academics he has resounding law degrees, both in Sierra Leone, and here in the United States ... As Lawyer Abu Bakarr Kalokoh launches his unique campaign for Flagbearer in the APC, across Sierra Leone, his theme is about a One Family Sierra Leone in which Love and Humanity takes center stage in whatever we do.

Sierra Leone’s judiciary urged to quickly expedite supreme court hearing on change of electoral system

Sierra Leone Telegraph 06 Dec 2022
The Executive Director of the Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), Ibrahim Tommy, has called on the leadership of the Sierra Leone Judiciary to promptly look into the recent lawsuit filed by lawyers of the main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) against the ...

How cover-up by Spiritans in Ireland led to child abuse in leading Sierra Leone school

The Irish Times 07 Nov 2022
Among its best-known past pupils are Solomon Berewa, vice-president of Sierra Leone from May 2002 to September 2007; lawyer Charles Margai, attorney general and minister for justice of Sierra Leone in 2018; and Kandeh Yumkella, former United Nations under-secretary general.

More political arrests in Sierra Leone as human rights lawyer Ady Macauley is locked up ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph 07 Oct 2022
Sierra Leone Telegraph ... Sierra Leone’s Legal Link Director- Rashid Dumbuya, said ... This is a worrying trend indeed and the Sierra Leone Bar Association must not be silenced on this ... dozens of people is seen by critics as a danger to Sierra Leone’s liberal democracy.

Standoff at Freetown City Council as police move in to arrest Mayor Aki-Sawyerr

Sierra Leone Telegraph 30 Sep 2022
Sierra Leone Telegraph ... An unconfirmed statement from Mayor Aki-Sawyerr seen by the Sierra Leone Telegraph last night, reads ... arrived back in Freetown with over a Million Dollars from the Bloomberg Foundation to help with the development of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown.

The Curfew is Unlawful – Senior Lawyer Blasts

Sierra Express Media 17 Aug 2022
Senior activist and a well-seasoned lawyer, Augustine Sorie-Sengbe Marrah, has blasted the government of Sierra Leone for the unlawful declaration of a nationwide curfew by the Vice President of Sierra Leone, Juldeh Jalloh. On Wednesday 10th August 2022, Sierra Leone witnessed a dark cloud, one that will continue to hover above us for some time.

Sierra Leone passes new laws to boost landowners' rights

Reuters 09 Aug 2022
FREETOWN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's parliament on Monday passed two laws that lawyers say will help boost the rights of rural landowners and women against land grabs by big mining and agribusiness firms ... A director of SOCFIN , the biggest agribusiness company in Sierra Leone, called it a "dream of NGOs".

Sierra Leone passes new laws to boost landowners’ rights

FX Empire 08 Aug 2022
FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone’s parliament on Monday passed two laws that lawyers say will help boost the rights of rural landowners and women against land grabs by big mining and agribusiness firms ... A director of SOCFIN, the biggest agribusiness company in Sierra Leone, called it a “dream of NGOs”.

Open letter to UN High Commissioner for human rights

Xinhua 27 Jul 2022
Villagers learn to make handcrafts at Kurti Village, Sarhulsun Township, Altay City of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Jan 30, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]. Dear Madame High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, ... Shaanxi Province Lawyers Association ... Sierra Leone China Friendship Association ... Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Lawyers Association ... .

COI appeal of former President Koroma is reserved for judgment

Sierra Leone Telegraph 03 Jul 2022
... and apply the Head of State Immunity clause as provided under Section 48(4) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, which gives the President immunity against the commencement or continuation of civil or criminal proceedings against the person holding the office of President.

Sierra Leone’s Chief Justice promises to enact new arbitration laws

Sierra Leone Telegraph 06 Jun 2022
Sierra Leone’s Chief Justice Desmond Babatunde ... In its Long title it reads ‘this ordinance may be cited as the Arbitration Ordinance and shall apply to the colony and the protectorate.’ So, its application is only and solely in Sierra Leone, never mind what lawyers would wish.”.

Concerns grow over SLPP government’s use of the ACC to ban Mayor Aki-Sawyerr from politics

Sierra Leone Telegraph 16 May 2022
But a statement received yesterday by the Sierra Leone Telegraph from sources close to the Mayor, says that lawyers acting for the Mayor responded to the ACC’s investigation on 4th March 2022, and that details of the Mayor’s legal response were not acknowledged by the ...

President Bio delivers state of the nation report amid thundering noise from opposition MPs

Sierra Leone Telegraph 11 May 2022
... Pads” that removes the stigma of menstruation – now mean that little girls in villages as far adrift as Kurubonla, Koindu, Kamakwie, Sulima can now dream of being and will be doctors, nurses, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs and be all they want to be in a new Sierra Leone.

Blacker: A symbol of mental health struggles and freedom of speech in Sierra Leone – ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph 05 May 2022
... Charles Pujeh is beyond imagination! But what if we say that this mentally challenged Sierra Leonean has won the hearts and admiration of many Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad? What if we say that “Blacker” is the symbol of freedom of speech and expression in Sierra Leone?.

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