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Pan-Africa

115 millions d’enfants africains n’auront pas d’existence officielle en 2030

Published: 7/Dec/2017
Source: Info241

L’UNICEF publie ces chiffres à l’occasion de la Quatrième Conférence des ministres africains chargés de l’enregistrement des faits d’état civil qui se tient à Nouakchott en Mauritanie cette semaine, et demande aux pays africains de donner la priorité à l’enregistrement…

Central Africa

Tchad: Formation sur l’état civil et l’apatridie

Published: 28/Nov/2017
Source: UNHCR

La sous Délégation de l’UNHCR IRIBA a accueilli du 21-25/11/2017, la mission de la Direction des Affaires Politiques et de l’état civil (DAPEC) du Ministère de l’Administration du Territoire et de la Gouvernance Locale. Cette mission conduite par le Directeur…

East Africa

Birth registration of South Sudanese refugee children: the view from Uganda

Published: 4/Dec/2017
Source: International Refugee Rights International

By Yotam Gidron, International Refugee Rights Initiative In August 2014, eight months after the war in South Sudan began, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) described it as “a war on the children of…

North Africa

Proposed Changes Risk More Statelessness in Egypt

Published: 29/Nov/2017
Source: International Detention Coalition

Aspiring to be model in the region for guaranteeing protections to refugee and asylum seeking Syrians, proposed changes to Egypt’s citizenship laws appear instead to deny the right to nationality and put vulnerable people at risk of statelessness Egypt has…

Southern Africa

Stateless man may work and stay in South Africa

Published: 14/Dec/2017
Source: The citizen

The High Court in Pretoria has granted an order to a stateless man, allowing him to work and live in South Africa while the home affairs minister reconsiders his application for permanent residence. Acting Judge MB Mokoena set aside the…

West Africa