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Comores : perpétuité requise contre l’ex-président Ahmed Abdallah Sambi

Published: 24/Nov/2022
Source: / AFP

Les procureurs des Comores ont requis jeudi une peine de prison à vie contre l’ancien président Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, jugé par contumace pour haute trahison. “Il a trahi la mission qui lui a été confiée par les Comoriens”, a martelé […]

Statelessness in Southern Africa Quarterly Newsletter: Q3 2022

Published: 22/Nov/2022
Source: Southern Africa Nationality Network / UNHCR / Lawyers for Human Rights

This quarterly newsletter includes highlights on the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness, and news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kingdom of Eswatini,  Kingdom of Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, South Africa and  Zambia. DRC: […]

Refugees at risk of statelessness in Zambia

Published: 21/Nov/2022
Source: Centre for African Journalists (CAJ) News Africa (South Africa)

LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – ZAMBIAN authorities have been urged to consider all legal options possible to regularise the status of refugees, including children born there. Gillian Triggs, United Nations Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, recommended that the government […]

South Africa: Tebogo stateless as Home Affairs denies him his birthright

Published: 16/Nov/2022
Source: Scrolla.Africa (South Africa)

By Masoka Dube Tebogo Khoza from Thabazimbi in Limpopo lives a life of squalor as the Department of Home Affairs refuses to issue him with documentation even though he has proof that he was born in South Africa. Khoza, 25, […]

South Africa: Home Affairs Dept “structurally xenophobic”, Parly told

Published: 15/Nov/2022
Source: Eyewitness News (South Africa)

The Lawyers for Human Rights briefed Parliament’s home affairs committee on statelessness and other challenges faced by migrants Babalo Ndenze CAPE TOWN – Lawyers for Human Rights said on Tuesday the Department of Home Affairs was “structurally xenophobic” because its […]

Côte d’Ivoire: l’Etat civil se digitalise

Published: 10/Nov/2022

Le système d’identification en Côte d’Ivoire se modernise. L’office nationale de l’identification et de l’état civil (ONECI) a présenté le mardi 8 novembre 2022, un projet de digitalisation de l’état civil. Une étape qui a pour objectif de rendre ces […]

Significant number of Liberians without birth certificates

Published: 9/Nov/2022
Source: New Dawn (Monrovia)

By Lewis S. Teh The Government of Liberia through the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) has alarmed that a significant number of Liberians are without birth certificates. At an official program in observance of the World Day Against […]

Madagascar : Vers une naturalisation des apatrides

Published: 9/Nov/2022

« Il n’est surtout pas question de rendre plus facile l’accès à la nationalité malgache » précise un député pour rassurer les tenants purs et durs du droit du sang. Le texte permettra cependant d’octroyer la nationalité à plusieurs milliers de personnes […]