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Egypt’s citizenship for sale to foreigners at $400,000

Published: 17/Jul/2018
Source: CGTN Africa

By Yvonne Rarieya Foreigners interested in Egyptian citizenship will deposit at least 7 million Egyptian pounds ($392,000) and then hand it over to the Treasury after five years, an amendment passed by parliament on Monday said. Egypt has been looking…

Joint press release: Civil society calls on South African government to change birth registration regulations

Published: 17/Jul/2018
Source: Scalabrini Centre, Lawyers for Human Rights, and Legal Resources Centre (South Africa)

Watch our short explainer video here. Hundreds of children are forced into undocumented lives and denied their basic rights due to their parents’ documentation status. The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Lawyers for Human Rights and the Legal Resources Centre call for the South African government…

Ghana WVG registers 3,165 vulnerable children to obtain birth certificates

Published: 17/Jul/2018
Source: Ghana Business News

The Sekyere East Cluster of World Vision Ghana (WVG) has funded the birth registration of over 3,165 children from poor and vulnerable homes in communities in the Asante Akim North and Sekyere East Districts of Ashanti. Mr Joseph Kwogyenga, the…

Egypt is going to offer citizenship to foreigners for a $400,000 deposit

Published: 16/Jul/2018
Source: Middle East Eye

Egypt is offering citizenship to foreigners who deposit at least seven million Egyptian pounds ($392,000) and then hand it over to the Treasury after five years, an amendment passed by parliament on Monday said. Egypt has been looking to boost its finances and…

Children born to illegal moms and local dads are SA citizens

Published: 13/Jul/2018
Source: The Star / Independent online (South Africa)

By Bongani Nkosi Johannesburg – Home Affairs has been ­accused of violating human rights after refusing to grant citizenship to children born to undocumented mothers, but whose fathers are South African. In a scathing judgment delivered at the North Gauteng…

South Africa: Landmark victory for single dads

Published: 9/Jul/2018
Source: The Herald (South Africa)

Makhanda (Grahamstown) father desperate to keep his family together has won a landmark legal victory after a judge ruled that a law barring him from registering the birth of his child was unconstitutional. Liesl Muller, of Lawyers for Human Rights,…