Sierra Leone News: Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai Elected Chairperson AU Political Affairs 

Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai

SDI Executive Director Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai has been elected Chairperson of Political Affairs of Africa Union ECOSOCC. He polled 58 out of 65 votes at the 3rd General Assembly beating contestants from Libya, Kenya and South Africa.

His diplomatic role means he will advise the AU on Governance, Rule of Law and on the role of CSOs etc.

In another engagement, the AU-ECOSOCC engaged the Minister of Zambia on the possible relocation of its Headquarter to Lusaka from Addis Ababa where it is currently.

Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai is the Executive Director of Society for Democratic Initiatives (SDI). He called on the Zambian Government to not only host CSOs but to be an advocate to liberalize the CSO landscape in growing the shrinking civil society space in Africa.

Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai is a barrister and solicitor. He is the current Chairman of the Sierra Leone Premier League Board. Under his leadership the Sierra Leone Premier League was once more revitalized after it went into coma due to internal wrangling among officials who had the responsibility to put modalities in place to ensure that it was kept intact. Indeed, many have applauded him for this feat and accomplishment saying that they are really enjoying watching national soccer.

He studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and also at Stanford University, Central European University and Sierra Leone Law School, Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone.

He is a Civil Rights Advocate, Social Entrepreneur and an Anti-Corruption crusader.

There is no doubt that in his new assignment, he Saffa Abdulai will perform extremely and will definitely going to make Sierra Leone very proud at the international stage.


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