Going beyond symbolism: The missing item in the African Union summit

Published: 28/Jan/2017
Source: The Ethiopian Reporter

Investment tends to follow infrastructural facilities. People follow transportation routes, job opportunities and money. Money attracts more money and also attracts talent. But above all, an infrastructure-supported mobility regime is sustainable and irreversible, even in the face of serious security…

Central Africa

Chad helps returnees at risk of statelessness to get papers

Published: 20/Jan/2017
Source: UNHCR

UNHCR is working with Chad and partners to ensure the children of Chadian émigrés fleeing war in neighbouring countries finally receive ID cards to start over. GORÉ, Chad – One day three years ago, during a break at the farm…

East Africa

Rwandans who have lived in Kenya for 70 years appeal for naturalisation

Published: 16/Feb/2017
Source: The Standard (Nairobi)

By David Ohito Grandparents and parents of an estimated 500 Rwandans were moved from Rwanda to Kenya by the British colonial administration in 1940’s to work mostly in tea plantations in Kericho County and other parts of Kenya. In 1945,…

North Africa

Maroc: Le roi Mohammed VI annonce une nouvelle campagne de régularisation des migrants

Published: 12/Dec/2016
Source: Ya Biladi (Maroc)

Le souverain vient d’annoncer aujourd’hui, par le biais de la Commission nationale chargée de la régularisation et l’intégration des migrants au Maroc, qu’une nouvelle campagne de régularisation des immigrés en situation irrégulière allait être lancée « dans l’immédiat ». La…

Southern Africa

South Africa: +60 children have NO birth certificates in Aliwal North

Published: 22/Feb/2017
Source: SAfm (Johannesburg)

About 67 children of school going aged in Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape have been barred from going to school because they have NO birth certificates. Fourteen of the children are born to South African parents who NEVER applied…

West Africa

Liberia: House Reviews Launch of National ID Card System

Published: 22/Feb/2017
Source: Liberian Observer (Monrovia)

By: Leroy M. Sonpon III The House of Representatives is reviewing the option to allot funds for the production and release of national identification (ID) cards for all Liberians. The House’s Committees on State Enterprise, Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance…