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Report on citizenship law : Namibia

Published: 14/Jan/2021
Source: European University Institute

By Dianne Hubbard Namibian citizenship only came into being when Namibia became an independent nation on 21 March 1990, after a decades-long liberation struggle. During Namibia’s colonial occupation, its inhabitants were identified against their will first as German nationals (from…

Kenya: How statelessness condemned the Shona to poverty

Published: 13/Jan/2021
Source: Business Daily (Nairobi)

By KEVIN ROTICH For decades, the Shona community endured socio-economic challenges before President Uhuru Kenyatta recognised them as a Kenyan tribe on December 12, 2020. This can be traced to between the 1950s and 1960s when their ancestors first came…

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Oct-Dec 2020

Published: 12/Jan/2021
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Mobilizing Governments and Civil Society On 7 November, the Consolidated Action Plan of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on the Eradication of Statelessness (2017-2024) was validated during a regional inter-ministerial committee meeting.…

Au Cameroun, le casse-tête des écoliers « fantômes »

Published: 11/Jan/2021
Source: Le Monde

Adama ne connaît pas son âge. Depuis sa venue au monde, elle n’a jamais eu d’acte de naissance. Officiellement, cette fillette n’existe donc pas. « Je connais mon nom parce qu’on m’appelle Adama Seini », souffle-t-elle. A l’école Camp militaire de Mora, dans la…

Burkina Faso: en Afrique, une technologie iCivil pour enregistrer les bébés

Published: 11/Jan/2021
Source: Lacroix

Depuis six ans les ingénieurs burkinabé Adama Sawadogo et français Francis Bourrières proposent un dispositif innovant qui permet l’enregistrement des naissances à distance : iCivil. Lorsqu’un enfant naît, la sage-femme lui remet un bracelet doté d’un code à bulles unique…

Liberian academic launches book on dual citizenship

Published: 7/Jan/2021
Source: New Dawn (Monrovia)

Young Liberian academic Dr. Robtel Neajai Pailey has launched a book in Monrovia on Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia. Launching the book in the auditorium of the University of Liberia…

Conditions d’accès à la nationalité algérienne : Zeghmati s’exprime

Published: 7/Jan/2021
Source: Algérie360

Par Merzouk Abdelaziz Le Ministre de la Justice Belkacem Zeghmati est revenu ce vendredi 7 janvier sur les conditions d’acquisition de la nationalité algérienne. Intervenant lors d’une plénière au conseil de la nation, consacrée aux questions des sénateurs, le ministre…

Statement by His Excellency, Dr. Julius Maada Bio, at the Ceremony for Granting Citizenships and the Presentation of Passports to African Americans Returning Home

Published: 5/Jan/2021
Source: Sierra Leone Presidency

Download: Remarks-by-President-Bio-at-the-Ceremony-Granting-Citizenship-and-Presenting-Passports-to-African-Americans Also available at: https://statehouse.gov.sl/statement-by-his-excellency-dr-julius-maada-bio-at-the-ceremony-for-granting-citizenships-and-the-presentation-of-passports-to-african-americans-returning-home-freetown-state-house-4-january-202/