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Pan-Africa

Africa’s forgotten stateless population

Published: 12/Feb/2019
Source: Deutsche Welle

Africa has one of the largest stateless populations in the world, however governments have only recently started to recognize it as a serious problem. By Ineke Mules In the Kiambaa area on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, it’s not…

Central Africa

East Africa

ID4D Country Diagnostic: Uganda

Published: 15/Feb/2019
Source: World Bank Group

This work is a product of the staff of The World Bank with external contributions. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this work do not necessarily reflect the views of The World Bank, its Board of Executive Directors, or…

North Africa

Mauritanians who sought refuge in U.S. face deportation, then jail

Published: 17/Dec/2018
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

by Nellie Peyton NOUAKCHOTT, DEC 17 – Mo had nothing but a set of jail clothes and the name of a distant cousin when he boarded the deportation flight from the United States to Mauritania, the African country he had…

Southern Africa

ZHRC to conduct national inquiry on birth certificates

Published: 13/Feb/2019
Source: NewsDay (Harare)

BY SILAS NKALA THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) will soon embark on a nationwide inquiry on access to civil documentation following numerous complaints by civil and human rights groups in Matabeleland that most Gukurahundi victims faced difficulties in obtaining…

West Africa

Africa’s forgotten stateless population

Published: 12/Feb/2019
Source: Deutsche Welle

Africa has one of the largest stateless populations in the world, however governments have only recently started to recognize it as a serious problem. By Ineke Mules In the Kiambaa area on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, it’s not…