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Press release: Meeting of AU Member States on the draft Protocol on the Right to a Nationality in Africa

Published: 7/May/2018
Source: Citizenship Rights Africa Initiative (Civil society coalition on the right to a nationality)

“African States should seize the opportunity to set clear standards on the recognition of nationality and the eradication of statelessness”, urged a coalition of African civil society organisations working on the issue. Member States are meeting in Abidjan, 7-11 May…

Central Africa

East Africa

L’ancien président comorien Sambi assigné à résidence

Published: 20/May/2018
Source: VOA Afrique

L’ancien président comorien Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, critique de l’actuel chef de l’Etat Azali Assoumani, a été placé samedi soir en résidence surveillée afin de “préserver” l’ordre public, selon une décision du ministère de l’Intérieur. “Considérant ses agissements constatés ces derniers…

North Africa

Egyptian nationality: Revoked, regained and relinquished

Published: 22/Apr/2018
Source: Egypt Today

CAIRO –  There has been a great deal of interest regarding the latest new amendments to the Egyptian nationality law. Egypt Today explains the reasons for withdrawal of Egyptian nationality, how to regain it and the legal amendments pertaining to…

Southern Africa

South Africa: Malusi Gigaba defends role in Guptas naturalisation

Published: 16/May/2018
Source: Eye Witness News (South Africa)

EFF MP Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi accused Minister Malusi Gigaba of lying to Parliament when granting the Guptas South African citizenship. By Lindsay  Dentlinger JOHANNESBURG – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has again had to defend his role in the naturalisation of…

West Africa