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Sénégal: A Saint-Louis, 4.000 enfants n’ont pas d’acte de naissance

Published: 24/May/2017
Source: Ndarinfo

La Caritas qui s’est inscrite dans ce sillage depuis années, a mobilisé les acteurs concernés par cette problématique, mercredi, au lancement de son projet « Respect du droit à l’obtention de pièce d’état civil pour les enfants vulnérables de Saint-Louis ». Ce…

Uganda: NIRA Withholds 15,000 National IDs of Maragoli Tribe

Published: 24/May/2017
Source: The Observer (Kampala)

The National Identification Registration Agency (NIRA) is continuing to hold unto 15,000 national identity cards of members of the Maragoli community on grounds that they are not a recognised tribe in Uganda. The Maragoli community settled in present-day Uganda in…

Zimbabwe: Mudede should respect Constitution

Published: 23/May/2017
Source: Daily News (Harare)

HARARE – Proposed ban of dual citizenship by Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede is part of a plan by the ruling Zanu PF government to rig the 2018 general elections, social and political analysts contend. Their comments follow Mudede’s presentation on…

States ask South Africa to give rights to the stateless

Published: 22/May/2017
Source: Lawyers for Human Rights (South Africa)

Last week states from around the world gathered to review South Africa on its human rights situation. This process is called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and all states are reviewed once every 5 years by their fellow states. The…

Ethiopia: WB Gives Hand for Registration of Vital Statistics

Published: 20/May/2017
Source: Addis Fortune (Ethiopia)

By Fasika Tadesse The fund is part of a 190 million dollar financing of the Bank As the last funding of this fiscal year, the World Bank (WB) has granted 345 million Br to the Vital Events Registration Agency (VERA)…

Supreme Court of Liberia Hears Argument on Dual Citizenship

Published: 19/May/2017
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

Monrovia – Justices at the Supreme Court of Liberia recently heard argument on a landmark case that could have widespread implications for all Liberians who are citizens of other countries applying for Liberian passports. Report by Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo,…

Namibia register over 42,000 newborn babies

Published: 18/May/2017
Source: New Era

Windhoek-Although Namibia still has citizens who do not have national identity documents, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has managed to register 42,154 babies under the age of one year, which translates to 60 percent of all newborn babies,…