In major victory for the media Sierra Leone repeals sedition legislation

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A mobile phone vendor helps a customer at a stall in the market in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, 5 March 2018, ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images

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Sierra Leone’s parliament repeals criminal libel law that threatens free speech

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has signed the amended Public Order Act 1965, which effectively repeals the 55-year-old seditious libel section that criminalised free speech.