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Central Africa

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2022

Published: 5/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Top events and news• Liberia becomes the third country since the start of the #IBelong Campaign to reform legislation to grant women and men equal rights in passing on their nationality to their children.• Nigeria adopts […]

East Africa

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2022

Published: 5/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Top events and news• Liberia becomes the third country since the start of the #IBelong Campaign to reform legislation to grant women and men equal rights in passing on their nationality to their children.• Nigeria adopts […]

North Africa

Decree on Libyan Women’s Non-Citizen Children Fails Discrimination Test

Published: 28/Oct/2022
Source: Human Rights Watch

Non-citizen Children of Libyan Women Still Blocked From Citizenship By Hanan M Salah On October 19, the Council of Ministers of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) issued a new Decree stating that non-citizen children of Libyan women would be granted “all rights […]

Southern Africa

Namibia: US agencies give hope to the undocumented

Published: 7/Dec/2022
Source: New Era (Windhoek)

By Paheja Sririka The lack of or incomplete personal documentations have been associated with many increasing cases of statelessness but the situation becomes incomprehensible when the person is undocumented in their own country. Although being undocumented is not the same as being […]

West Africa

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2022

Published: 5/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Top events and news• Liberia becomes the third country since the start of the #IBelong Campaign to reform legislation to grant women and men equal rights in passing on their nationality to their children.• Nigeria adopts […]