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Ethiopian Jews, Rastafarians to receive Ethiopian IDs

Published: 27/Jul/2017
Source: Agence de Press Africaine

Members of the Ethiopian Jewish community, followers of Rastafarian beliefs and foreign nationals who have contributed to the welfare of the country can be issued Ethiopian national ID cards. This was based on a new Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Tanzania: Human rights activist quizzed by immigration officers

Published: 25/Jul/2017
Source: The Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

By Alex Malanga Dar es Salaam. Immigration officers from Kinondoni District on Monday interrogated Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) national coordinator, Mr Onesmo Ole Ngurumwa, for one hour on his nationality. The immigration officers, according to Mr Ole Ngurumwa,…

Zimbabwe: ZEC clears air on ‘alien’ voters

Published: 24/Jul/2017
Source: The Herald (Harare)

Collen Murahwa Herald Reporter The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has clarified the confusion regarding the voting rights of the socalled “aliens”, saying they were eligible to register as voters.ZEC chief elections officer Ms Constance Chigwamba said in a statement that…

Kenyans of Indian descent become 44th tribe

Published: 22/Jul/2017
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)

By DAVID MWERE President Uhuru Kenyatta has gazetted the recognition of the Kenyans of Indian decent as the 44th tribe in Kenya and invited them to participate in the political, economic, cultural and social development of the nation. The presidential…

Zimbabwe: ‘Aliens’ to vote in 2018: Zec

Published: 21/Jul/2017
Source: Daily News (Harare)

HARARE – The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said persons who, before the promulgation of the 2013 Constitution were issued with identity documents describing them as ‘‘aliens’’, must forthwith proceed to the offices of the Registrar General to have their…

Zimbabwe: Can they really afford to throw away 3 or 4 million votes?

Published: 21/Jul/2017
Source: Politicsweb (South Africa)

Zimbabweans are so exhausted with the year long struggle to get money, their own money out of the banks, that almost everything else seems of little consequence. How can you worry about elections when you have to spend half of…

Tanzania suspends granting of citizenship to Burundian refugees

Published: 20/Jul/2017
Source: Xinhua

DAR ES SALAAM, July 20 (Xinhua) — Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday ordered relevant authorities in the east African nation to stop granting citizenship to Burundian refugees. President Magufuli made the directive shortly after he had held talks with…

Zimbabwe: Importance of birth registration

Published: 19/Jul/2017
Source: The Herald (Zimbabwe)

It is every child’s right to have their existence recorded and accounted for, to get an identity and to have that identity registered. Giving a child a name is essentially introducing them to the world and it is necessary to…

Ghana’s automated birth registration programme commended

Published: 19/Jul/2017
Source: News Ghana

Participants at the just ended National Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability conference in Accra have lauded Ghana’s automated birth registration programme, an initiative between Tigo, UNICEF and the Ghana Births and Deaths Registry. Making a presentation to conference participants drawn from…

Statelessness still a Zimbabwean challenge

Published: 19/Jul/2017
Source: ZimNews

By Timothy Moyo Jairos Zhuwaki, is one such a person among thousands others without a clear history of origin, he has lost track of his own family tree and its branches too, and says he has no place to call…