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Central Africa

Great Lakes region adopts common approach to deal with statelessness

Published: 18/Apr/2019
Source: SABC News / Reuters

During a three day meeting held in Nairobi this week, countries from the Great Lakes region have agreed to adopt a common approach to deal with statelessness in the region. This will involve a common legal framework that will guarantee…

East Africa

Kenya’s push for a national ID raises red flags

Published: 15/May/2019
Source: Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

Patrick Gathara In 2008, following the violence that accompanied the disputed presidential election, Kenyan politicians came together to form a government of national unity. One of their very first acts of the GNU cabinet was to set in motion a…

North Africa

Egypt’s top court rules law on nationality unconstitutional

Published: 8/Apr/2019
Source: Egypt Independent / Al Masri Al Youm (Cairo)

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on Sunday has ruled that the second paragraph of article 6 for the law on Egyptian nationality is unconstitutional. The court said that the disputed paragraph limited acquiring Egyptian nationality to minor children of a…

Southern Africa

South Africa allows undocumented migrant children to register at government schools

Published: 6/Apr/2019
Source: African Daily Voice

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The South African government this week directed public schools to provisionally enroll undocumented migrant children pending them producing the required documents within the legally prescribed three months, African Daily Voice has learnt. The government directive,…

West Africa

Nigeria: Court Hears Suit Querying Atiku’s Citizenship Today

Published: 9/May/2019
Source: Sahara Reporters (New York)

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will on Thursday open hearing into a suit before Justice Inyang Ekwo, questioning former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s claim to being a citizen of Nigeria by birth. This is coming few weeks after…