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Sudan police to review cases of naturalisation by Al Bashir decree

Published: 21/May/2019
Source: Radio Dabanga (Khartoum)

The Director General of Sudan’s Police Forces has issued a decision establishing a specialised technical committee to examine and review all cases where people were granted Sudanese citizenship by naturalisation by presidential decree under the deposed Al Bashir regime. Article…

Kenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights

Published: 19/May/2019
Source: Al Jazeera

Poor Kenyan Somalis registered as Dadaab refugees to access benefits, but say they are now being refused nationality. by Osman Mohamed Osman Eastleigh, Kenya – In a restaurant in Eastleigh, a noisy Nairobi suburb, Shariff Omar, a Kenyan Somali, reaches…

Kenya’s push for a national ID raises red flags

Published: 15/May/2019
Source: Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

Patrick Gathara In 2008, following the violence that accompanied the disputed presidential election, Kenyan politicians came together to form a government of national unity. One of their very first acts of the GNU cabinet was to set in motion a…

Kenya: Why some Nubians risk missing out on Huduma Namba

Published: 15/May/2019
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By Trizza Kimani Nubians living in Kibra may not be able to register for Huduma Namba because they lack the necessary documentation. Nubii Rights Group chairman Shaffie Hussein yesterday told the Star on the phone  that some Nubians are still…

Kenya: No extension for Huduma Namba registration, says Matiang’i

Published: 13/May/2019
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

by KEVIN CHERUIYOT The government will not extend Huduma Namba registration, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has said. The mass registration will end on May 18. Kenyans in the diaspora have until June 20 to register. Mass registration for Kenyans in…

Kenya: Get Huduma Namba or face arrest, official says

Published: 10/May/2019
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)

By STEPHEN ODUOR People who will not have registered for the Huduma Namba by the deadline date could be considered foreigners and a threat to national security, Tana River County Commissioner Oning’oi Ole’sosio has said. In an interview, Mr Ole’sosio…

Nigeria: Court Hears Suit Querying Atiku’s Citizenship Today

Published: 9/May/2019
Source: Sahara Reporters (New York)

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will on Thursday open hearing into a suit before Justice Inyang Ekwo, questioning former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s claim to being a citizen of Nigeria by birth. This is coming few weeks after…

Cattle herders face a life in limbo in Côte d’Ivoire

Published: 9/May/2019
Source: UNHCR

The Fula are pastoralists who have long lived in the country, but almost all are at risk of statelessness. By Don Murray and Horaci Garcia Marti in Kong, Côte d’Ivoire In the heat of the afternoon an old woman leans forward…