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« Enfants invisibles » en Afrique : quelles solutions?

Published: 11/Fév/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,…

Afrique centrale

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.…

Afrique de l'Est

Uganda: Maragoli minority group to be recognised soon

Published: 11/Avr/2021
Source: The Monitor (Kampala)

By BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI After decades of living in the shadows of a country they have known as their home, the Maragoli people, a minority group, will soon be recognised among the 65 indigenous Ugandan communities in the proposed amendment of…

Afrique du Nord

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

Published: 1/Avr/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.…

Afrique australe

South Africa: Government policy is failing refugees

Published: 3/Avr/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…

Afrique de l'Ouest

Diaspora Liberians Association Wants Alien & Nationality Law Repealed

Published: 8/Avr/2021
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

Monrovia – Three executives of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) are calling on the legislators to repeal the Alien and Nationality Law, specifically Section 22, which speaks of the ‘Loss of Citizenship.’ According to Mssrs. Alfred…