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Pan-Africa

Policy Brief: “Legal Identity” and Biometric Identification in Africa

Published: 1/Aug/2018
Source: American Political Science Association

By Bronwen Manby There is near-universal consensus on the importance of “legal identity” as a foundation for economic development and respect for rights. But insufficient attention is paid to the risks attendant on a drive to roll out biometric identification…

Central Africa

East Africa

More Ugandans in diaspora get dual citizenship

Published: 31/Aug/2018
Source: New Vision (Kampala)

In London, as many as 320 Ugandans received dual citizenship. The number of Ugandans in the diaspora securing dual citizenship keeps growing by the day. The statistic is expanding thanks to the efforts of the Directorate of Dual Citizenship and…

North Africa

Egypt’s multi-million-pound citizenship to foreigners: Who gets it?

Published: 1/Sep/2018
Source: Al Arabiya (Dubai)

By Sonia Farid By On July 16, the Egyptian House of Representatives approved a bill submitted by the government to amend citizenship laws and on August 15, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified it. According to the new law, foreign nationals…

Southern Africa

Zimbabwe: Gonda to get passport

Published: 14/Sep/2018
Source: Bulawayo24

REGISTRAR-General Mr Tobaiwa Tonneth Mudede has agreed to issue a passport to United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean journalist Violet Gonda, who last week unsuccessfully applied for the travel document because she was “blacklisted”. Gonda, who returned home early this year after spending…

West Africa

Nigeria: Mandatory use of identity numbers begins in January 2019 – FG

Published: 18/Sep/2018
Source: Daily Trust (Abuja)

By Zakariyya Adaramola The Federal Government says it is enforcing the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) beginning from January 1, 2019. The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, disclosed this in…