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Pan-Africa

La double nationalité : un sujet brûlant en Afrique

Published: 22/Jun/2018
Source: dw.com

Le sujet ne cesse de faire débat dans plusieurs pays en Afrique où certains dirigeants exploitent cet argument contre leurs adversaires politiques pour les écarter de la course au pouvoir. Bronwen Manby est consultante au Centre des études en droits humains à…

Central Africa

RDC: Katumbi-Bemba : deux traitements différents?

Published: 3/Jul/2018
Source: Deutche Welle

Après son acquittement, les autorités congolaises autorisent Jean-Pierre Bemba à disposer d’un passeport diplomatique. Ce qui n’est pas le cas pour l’opposant Moïse Katumbi. Qu’est ce qui explique cette disparité ? Jean-Pierre Bemba peut demander un passeport diplomatique et rentrer…

East Africa

North Africa

Egypt’s citizenship for sale to foreigners at $400,000

Published: 17/Jul/2018
Source: CGTN Africa

By Yvonne Rarieya Foreigners interested in Egyptian citizenship will deposit at least 7 million Egyptian pounds ($392,000) and then hand it over to the Treasury after five years, an amendment passed by parliament on Monday said. Egypt has been looking…

Southern Africa

Joint press release: Civil society calls on South African government to change birth registration regulations

Published: 17/Jul/2018
Source: Scalabrini Centre, Lawyers for Human Rights, and Legal Resources Centre (South Africa)

Watch our short explainer video here. Hundreds of children are forced into undocumented lives and denied their basic rights due to their parents’ documentation status. The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Lawyers for Human Rights and the Legal Resources Centre call for the South African government…

West Africa

Ghana WVG registers 3,165 vulnerable children to obtain birth certificates

Published: 17/Jul/2018
Source: Ghana Business News

The Sekyere East Cluster of World Vision Ghana (WVG) has funded the birth registration of over 3,165 children from poor and vulnerable homes in communities in the Asante Akim North and Sekyere East Districts of Ashanti. Mr Joseph Kwogyenga, the…