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Central Africa

UNHCR Republic of Congo – August 2019 Fact Sheet

Published: 1/Oct/2019
Source: UNHCR

[extract] UNHCR supported the Congolese Government in the development and the adoption of a national plan on statelessness in the Republic of the Congo. UNHCR also sensitized members of the Congolese Parliament on statelessness issues. The Parliament members committed to…

East Africa

Kenya: ‘Statelessness’ fears to delay Dadaab closure

Published: 16/Oct/2019
Source: Business Daily Africa (Nairobi)

Kenya may be forced to delay the closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp to avoid rendering thousands of people stateless. Nairobi’s delegation attending this year’s intergovernmental meeting on refugees and statelessness, in Geneva, Switzerland, last week admitted there are still people…

North Africa

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council UPR: Libya

Published: 3/Oct/2019
Source: Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 36th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (Third Cycle, April-May 2020): Libya 1. The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights make this joint submission…

Southern Africa

Botswana: Citizenship Appeal Cases Common in Border Villages

Published: 17/Oct/2019
Source: Botswana Daily News

By Portia Ikgopoleng Siviya — The Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Mr Ngaka Ngaka, says appeals on citizenship issuance are common in villages along the border. Addressing a kgotla meeting in Siviya in North East District, Mr Ngaka…

West Africa

UN, ECOWAS alert on one million stateless persons in Nigeria, others

Published: 18/Oct/2019
Source: Guardian (Abuja)

By Joke Falaju, Abuja The United Nations (UN) and Economic Community of West Africa, States (ECOWAS) has urged government of member countries, civil societies and other regional partners to join in the campaign against statelessness in the region. This followed…