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Islamic Law in Africa by J. D. Anderson

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SIERRA LEONE

Like the other British territories in West Africa, Sierra Leone is divided into a Colony and a Protectorate, while the former is again sub-divided into Colony proper and Colony administered as Protectorate.1 Thus in general terms all persons born in the Colony are British subjects, while those born in the Protec-torate are British protected persons. Again, this distinction between Colony and Protectorate is reflected in the definition of the term “native”; for section 3 of the Interpretation Ordinance, 1945, enacts that this means “any person who is a member of a race, tribe or community settled in Sierra Leone (or the territories adjacent thereto), other than a race, tribe or community—(a) which is of European or Asiatic origin, ...

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