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« Enfants invisibles » en Afrique : quelles solutions?

Published: 11/Feb/2021
Source: Le Journal International (Lyon, France)

par Marie Ramaut « 166 millions d’enfants de moins de 5 ans n’ont jamais été déclarés officiellement dans le monde », prévient l’Unicef en 2019. Même si le nombre de naissances enregistrées a progressé de 20 % depuis dix ans,…

Central Africa

UNHCR Southern Africa Statelessness Newsletter January – March 2021

Published: 31/Mar/2021
Source: UNHCR Southern Africa

60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1961 CONVENTION 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. The 1961 Convention is the only universal instrument that elaborates clear and concrete safeguards to prevent the occurrence of statelessness.…

East Africa

North Africa

Western Sahara: Political limbo and statelessness in Africa’s last colony

Published: 1/Apr/2021
Source: European Network on Statelessness

By Danielle Smith – Founding Director, Sandblast Arts and Dr. Violeta Ruano The Saharawi people have been stateless for over 40 years since Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco in 1975. Danielle Smith, Founding Director of Sandblast Arts, and Dr.…

Southern Africa

South Africa: Government policy is failing refugees

Published: 3/Apr/2021
Source: The Argus (Cape Town) / Independent online

THANDILE KONCO and MURPHY NGANGA Cape Town – Jose Neves Pedro was born at the Johannesburg General Hospital on February 7, 1996. Issued only a hospital letter and handwritten birth certificate without an ID number, Pedro is now one of…

West Africa

Nigeria: Atiku not a Nigerian – Malami

Published: 7/Apr/2021
Source: Sun News (Lagos)

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is ineligible to vie for president of Nigeria. Malami…