Pan-Africa

Mauritius to Host African Union Commission’s Experts Meetings

Published: 16/Aug/2017
Source: Government of Mauritius

Press Release The African Union Commission will hold the following two Experts Meetings in Mauritius during the period 28 August to 2 September 2017. The first Expert Meeting will focus on the implementation mechanism of the Draft Protocol on the…

Central Africa

Congo government destroys thousands of ‘outmoded’ passports

Published: 19/Aug/2017
Source: AfricaNews

Raziah Athman with Laudes Martial Mbon The Congolese government on Thursday destroyed thousands of decommissioned passports, too old to meet current technological standards. The destruction was ordered by court, that ruled the diplomatic travel documents did not contain a chip…

East Africa

Tanzania to Grant Citizenship to Burundians

Published: 22/Aug/2017
Source: The East African (Nairobi)

By Beatrice Materu Tanzania has said it will offer citizenship to more Burundi refugees who have been in the country for more than 45 years. Tanzania has already naturalised more than 162,000 Burundian refugees who fled their country in 1972.…

North Africa

Southern Africa

Zambians in Diaspora to get first priority on Dual Citizenship-Kampyongo

Published: 23/Aug/2017
Source: Lusaka Times

MINISTER of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo says Government will prioritise applications of Zambians who want to restore their lost Zambian citizenship but are in the diaspora. Mr Kampyongo said priority will be given to Zambians who renounced their citizenship in…

West Africa

Lutte contre l’apatridie : Le mali valide un Plan National d’Action

Published: 22/Aug/2017
Source: L'Essor

Plus de 10 millions de personnes sont affectées par l’apatridie dans le monde et environ un million dans la sous-région ouest-africaine. Privées de nationalité, ces personnes n’ont souvent pas le droit d’aller à l’école, de consulter un médecin, d’occuper un…