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NRC: Confronting statelessness with statistics

Published: 27/Mar/2017
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

People who have no official nationality are often denied their most basic rights. Understanding the scale, causes and consequences of statelessness is vital to addressing the issue. “They are invisible and cannot live a dignified life,” Sadiq Kwesi Boateng says…

Zimbabwe: ‘ID voting system will not work’

Published: 26/Mar/2017
Source: Daily News (Zimbabwe)

By Maxwell Sibanda HARARE – Proposition that persons should be allowed to vote anywhere in the country upon production of their national identity documentation cards (IDs) for the 2018 general election is a recipe for electoral chaos, analysts have said.…

Zimbabwe: Official Response to ‘Call to relax birth registration process’

Published: 17/Mar/2017
Source: The Herald (Harare)

By Spokesperson Registrar-General’s Department WE wish to respond for the benefit of the public to an article titled “Call to relax birth registration process” by your Senior Reporter Zvamaida Murwira in The Herald of Saturday, 25 February 2017. The Department…

Tanzania: No Birth Certificate, No Marriage

Published: 17/Mar/2017
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

By John Nditi in Morogoro ONLY people with valid birth certificates will be allowed to get married effective May 1, 2017, it was declared here yesterday. Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Harrison Mwakyembe directed the Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency…

The Makonde: From Statelessness to Citizenship in Kenya

Published: 15/Mar/2017
Source: UNHCR Kenya

“We had rights but we did not know how to enjoy these rights because we did not have identity cards.” By Modesta Ndubi, Kwale, Coast, Kenya | 15 Mar 2017 “The day I got my Kenyan identity card I came home…

Tchad : Compte rendu de la restitution sur l’apatridie

Published: 15/Mar/2017
Source: UNHCR Chad

« L’apatridie et droit à une nationalité », était le thème de la restitution de la formation sur l’apatridie organisée ce mercredi 15 mars 2017 par le Ministère de l’Administration du Territoire et de la Gouvernance Locale en collaboration avec…

Obtenir la nationalité tunisienne ? Une vraie Chakchouka

Published: 8/Mar/2017
Source: Jeune Afrique

Au pays de la « révolution du jasmin », l’octroi de la nationalité à des étrangers n’est pas une mince affaire. Comme en témoignent les six mille demandes en souffrance. Le 4 janvier 2016, Alfonso Campisi, 48 ans, fait le buzz. Cet écrivain…

Identifying some 27 million Ghanaians biometrically

Published: 7/Mar/2017
Source: MyJoyOnline (Ghana)

From Lawra to Aflao, Half Assini to Bawku, all over Ghana people will queue for an identity. Every person, regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status will document his or her personal details including name, date of birth, and contact information…