Even though laws in Sierra Leone allows foreign investors to own and lease land, native Sierra Leonean women can not.Women's land ownership rights in Africa, in Sierra Leone outdated government policies and tribal customs often deny women's rights to own land.
Land in Sierra Leone is characterized by a dual tenure system that dates as far back as the colonial era the British Crown Colony is known as Freetown was established in 1808 and the later claim over the native populations land was named the Protectorate in 1896.
The British instituted the freehold and leasehold tenure system in and around the capital of Freetown. Freehold or fee simple tenure is the legal right to own a piece of property without any limitations on its use. The leasehold tenure system is when land may be leased or rented by its owner to another party.
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