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Pan-Africa

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

East Africa

Who Loses When a Country Puts Citizenship Up for Sale?

Published: 5/Jan/2018
Source: New York Times

By ATOSSA ARAXIA ABRAHAMIAN Comoro Islands is a tiny East African country with stunning white beaches, a large active volcano and a population just shy of 800,000. Some 150,000 Comorans live in metropolitan France, which governed the Comoros until 1975.…

North Africa

Blocked from Europe, migrants settle in Morocco

Published: 27/Dec/2017
Source: Arab News / AFP

RABAT: Unable to reach Europe in search of a better life, Aliou Ndiaye settled in Morocco instead, giving up on his original goal like thousands of other sub-Saharan African migrants. […] Despite Morocco’s new migration policies and the kingdom’s efforts…

Southern Africa

South Africa: Inept Home Affairs creating a generation of children who don’t exist

Published: 22/Jan/2018
Source: Cape Times / Independent Online (South Africa)

By Stefanie de Saude-Darbandi Incompetence, inconsistency and constant policy flip-flops by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is causing chaos among foreigners seeking residence and citizenship in South Africa. Despite exhaustive efforts by refugees, asylum seekers and skilled immigrants to…

West Africa

Liberian Senate to Deny Presidential Appointees With Dual Citizenship

Published: 20/Jan/2018
Source: FrontPageAfrica (Monrovia)

Monrovia – President-elect George Weah is yet to start the formation of his government, in fact, he’s yet to be sworn into office, but FrontPageAfrica has reliably learned that the Senate has already decided to reject nominations of persons with…