A Borderless Africa: So you want that African e-Passport?

Published: 24/Jul/2016
Source: New African

By Regina Jane Jere Excitement, praise, concern, and heaps of speculation have greeted the much-hyped launch of the common African e-passport at the Kigali African Union Summit on 17th July. To the majority of ordinary Africans, over a billion of…

Central Africa

Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging

Published: 29/Sep/2016
Source: International Refugee Rights Initiative

By Lucy Hovil (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2016) (27 September 2016) The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is pleased to announce the publication of Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging by Lucy Hovil, IRRI’s Senior Researcher. This timely publication, based…

East Africa

Kenya: Predicament of citizenship and the stateless

Published: 22/Oct/2016
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By Yash Pal Ghai The number of stateless persons in Kenya is sometimes estimated at about 100,000 people. This is undoubtedly a gross underestimate. Whole communities are declared stateless—one authority estimated that the Nubians alone amount to over 100,000. The…

North Africa

Southern Africa

Namibia: Iivula-Ithana withdraws Citizenship Bill

Published: 20/Oct/2016
Source: The Namibian

by Shinovene Immanuel HOME affairs minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana has withdrawn the proposed changes to the Citizenship Act after it was rejected by the National Council and the Presidency. Iivula-Ithana said the withdrawal of the Citizenship Bill was because she is…

West Africa