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UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2020

Published: 15/Oct/2020
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Mobilizing governments and civil society On 26 August, the Minister of Interior of South Sudan endorsed a National Action Plan to End Statelessness (NAP). The NAP includes the accession of South Sudan to the UN Statelessness…

Central Africa

East Africa

Kenya: Ghai gets nod to petition Huduma Namba roll-out

Published: 26/Nov/2020
Source: Business Daily (Nairobi)

The High Court has allowed Katiba Institute and law scholar Yash Pal Ghai permission to challenge the roll-out of Huduma Namba cards over lack of guarantees of theft or misuse of Kenyans personal information. The lobby group and Prof Ghai…

North Africa

100 000 enfants marocains sont sans papiers dans leur propre pays

Published: 18/Oct/2020
Source: Le Desk (Casablanca)

Par Fatima Zohra Bouaziz Si le gouvernement a lancé une première campagne en 2017 qui, en décembre 2018, aréussi à inscrire 53 418 enfants à l’état civil, il y a cependant encore 100 000 enfants «invisibles » au Maroc, rapporte…

Southern Africa

West Africa

Nigeria: FEC approves plan to end statelessness

Published: 27/Nov/2020
Source: Punch (Abuja)

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal government has approved a joint council memo of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development with the Federal Ministry of Interior to end statelessness in Nigeria. It was learnt that the…