Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh

Politician

1949 –

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Who is Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh?

Haja Umu Hawa Tejan Jalloh is the current Chief Justice of Sierra Leone. She was sworn in as Sierra Leone's new Chief Justice on January 26, 2008 after being appointed by Sierra Leone president Ernest Bai Koroma, with the approval of the Sierra Leone Parliament to replace retired Chief Justice Ade Renner Thomas.

She is currently one of five justices in the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone. Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh is the first woman to hold the Chief Justice position in Sierra Leone's history.

Jalloh was born and raised in the capital Freetown. She is a member of the Fula ethnic group. Jalloh has a Bachelor of Laws from Fourah Bay College, and a Master of Laws from Columbia University in New York. She is the older sister of Sierra Leonean diplomat Sulaiman Tejan-Jalloh.

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Born
Apr 16, 1949
Freetown
Also known as
  • Umu Hawa Tejan Jalloh
Religion
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • Fula people
Nationality
  • Sierra Leone
Profession
Education
  • University of London
  • Fourah Bay College
  • Columbia University
  • Njala University
Lived in
  • Freetown

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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