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As an African, is it easy to obtain a passport in your country?

Published: 24/Nov/2023
Source: Ghana Business News

By Emmanuel K Dogbevi Applying for and getting a travel document such as a passport in most African countries can be a traumatic experience for most citizens. Despite advances in technology, which normally should improve service delivery in particular for […]

Somali Cabinet okays CRVS bill, seeks digital ID collaboration with Ethiopia

Published: 21/Nov/2023
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald Somalia’s Cabinet Ministers have approved a draft civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) legislation, a major step forward in the country’s quest to modernize its citizen identification system after many years of political turmoil. The document, submitted […]

Reprieve for Kenyans as court halts new passports, ID charges

Published: 12/Nov/2023
Source: The Standard (Kenya)

By Kamau Muthoni The High Court in Nairobi has frozen a gazette notice introducing new charges for all identification documents issued by the government. Justice Lawrence Mugambi’s orders follow a case by Nakuru-based surgeon Gikenyi Magayi challenging the new charges […]

Press statement on the release of the white paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a complete overhaul of the migration system in South Africa

Published: 12/Nov/2023
Source: South African Department of Home Affairs

The Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs; Commissioner: Border Management Authority; Members of the Refugee Appeals Authority; Members of the Standing Committee on Refugee Affairs; Senior Management of the Department of Home Affairs; Journalists of various media houses; All […]

S Africa Radical changes proposed in white paper on citizenship, migration

Published: 12/Nov/2023
Source: The Sunday Times (Johannesburg)

By Ernest Mabuza The Citizenship Act and Births and Deaths Registration Act must be repealed in their entirely and included in a single piece of legislation dealing with citizenship, immigration and refugee protection. This is one of the proposals contained […]

Apatrides : 4,4 millions de personnes dans l’ombre de la citoyenneté

Published: 9/Nov/2023
Source: National Geographic

Ce sont des ombres. Des cohortes fantomatiques d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants sans existence légale, prisonniers de limbes administratifs qui les vouent aux marges des sociétés. Il y aurait 10 millions de personnes apatrides ou à risque d’apatridie à travers le monde, […]

Statelessness in Southern Africa Newsletter Q3 2023

Published: 7/Nov/2023
Source: Southern Africa Nationality Network (SANN) and UNHCR

Extracts On August 16th SANN, SADC Alternatives to Detention Network (SADC ADT), Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (Scalabrini), and the Centre for Child Law (CCL) participated in the annual SADC People’s Summit in Angola and […]