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Second Africa CRVS Day focuses on importance of birth certificate

Published: 9/Aug/2019
Source: UNECA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 9, 2019 (ECA) – Africa on Saturday marks the second Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Day under the theme Birth Certificate for All: Fundamental for Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Inclusion, based on the recognition that…

Central Africa

East Africa

Kenya: 20,000 birth certificates backlog cleared during RRI

Published: 20/Sep/2019
Source: Kenya News Agency

Nandi County  managed to clear up to 20,000 birth certificates during the Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) period between July and August. According to the County Commissioner (CC), Olaka Kutswa, this was a great achievement as the country heads to the…

North Africa

Southern Africa

Zambia to host AU conference on civil registration

Published: 17/Sep/2019
Source: Xinhua

LUSAKA, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — Zambia and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday signed an agreement which allows the southern African nation to host the 5th International Conference for African Ministers responsible for civil registration and vital statistics. The conference…

West Africa

Mali : Etat civil, autre défit de la république

Published: 18/Sep/2019
Source: bamada.net

Malgré des efforts fournis, selon la représentante de l’Unicef, 25% de nouveau-nés ne sont pas déclarés à l’état civil et 55% des enfants déclarés dans les délais légaux n’ont pas d’acte de naissance. C’est dire que le chemin reste encore…