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In Namibia, same-sex couple fight for children’s citizenship

Published: 16/Apr/2021
Source: Reuters

When Namibian Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado decided to start a family, they did not realise how difficult it would be. The same-sex couple are battling to obtain Namibian citizenship for their 2-year-old son, while their one-month-old…

Uganda: Maragoli minority group to be recognised soon

Published: 11/Apr/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…

Diaspora Liberians Association Wants Alien & Nationality Law Repealed

Published: 8/Apr/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…

Kenya: Why there is hope for minority groups

Published: 8/Apr/2021
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By Shaban Omar Through the international push to end statelessness, Kenya has made significant strides in recognising minority groups. Many non-citizens born in the country can now access birth certificates, proper healthcare, education and security. Pemba community chairman Shaame Hamisi…

Kenya: Not yet uhuru for stateless Pemba

Published: 8/Apr/2021
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

by SHABAN OMAR Sada Makame, a member of the Pemba community in Kwale county, has spent her whole life feeling devastated and uncomfortable on the only land she calls home. Her voice breaks as she recounts her story, while tears…