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Special Report: How to make millions selling passports to Africa

Published: 22/Dec/2017
Source: Reuters

By David Lewis, Philippe Engels MORONI, Comoros Islands/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In the tiny nation of the Comoros Islands, lying off the east coast of Africa, Albert Karaziwan is a big man – even though he doesn’t live there. He’s been…

Central Africa

RDC: Passeports: perquisitions au siège belge de Semlex

Published: 18/Jan/2018
Source: La Libre Belgique / AFP

Le parquet fédéral belge a fait exécuter mercredi des perquisitions au siège de la société uccloise Semlex et au domicile de son CEO, Albert Karaziwan, rapporte l’agence Reuters. Le parquet fédéral a confirmé l’information. Selon son porte-parole, qui n’a pas…

East Africa

Amendments to Sudanese Nationality Act approved

Published: 26/Feb/2018
Source: Radio Dabanga

The Sudanese Council of Ministers passed a bill amending the Sudanese Nationality Law on Sunday. Under the chairmanship of First Vice-President and Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hasan Saleh, the Ministers approved the amendments for 2018. Under the new amendments,…

North Africa

Southern Africa

Namibia: Citizenship granted to 3 000 foreigners

Published: 12/Mar/2018
Source: The Namibian (Windhoek)

by Okeri Ngutjinazo HOME affairs minister Frans Kapofi last week said over 3 000 foreign nationals were granted Namibian citizenship from 2010 to 2016. Kapofi revealed this in the National Assembly last Thursday when answering questions from Rally for Democracy and…

West Africa

Liberians in Diaspora Campaign Against Citizenship For Non-Negro Descent

Published: 2/Mar/2018
Source: FrontPageAfrica (Monrovia)

Monrovia – Concerned diaspora Liberians based in the United States under the banner “Liberians in Defense of Article 27 (LIDA27” has launched a campaign to oppose the amendment of Article 27 of the Liberian Constitution, which bars people of non-negro…