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ECA and partners to establish Continent-wide digital identities

Published: 18/Nov/2018
Source: UN Economic Commission for Africa

Addis Ababa, 18 November 2018 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Omidyar Network have announced a partnership to establish legal digital identities in Africa. The partnership, will go towards ECA’s support to the African Union Commission…

South Africa: Home Affairs to Discontinue Birth Certificates for Foreign Children

Published: 14/Nov/2018
Source: Centre for Child Law, Lawyers for Human Rights, the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, the UCT Refugee Law Clinic

Joint Press Release The Department of Home Affairs has published its proposed new regulations to the Births and Deaths Registration Act and is calling for the discontinuation of the issuing of birth certificates to foreign children. Where previously all children…

Statelessness and Citizenship in the East African Community

Published: 14/Nov/2018
Source: UNHCR

By Bronwen Manby Key findings and recommendations Extent of statelessness It is not possible to establish the number of stateless persons in the Partner States of the East African Community (EAC), but it is clear that there are tens of…

Back from the brink: Tackling statelessness in Sierra Leone

Published: 13/Nov/2018
Source: Newstalk FM (Dublin)

By Arthur Velker A bar of light falls on the long metal rack against the wall, illuminating a dusty stack of paper archives. A stout figure moves past, eyeing the books with hawk-like precision. ‘Rats,’ he says. ‘They will eat…

33m Nigerians enroll for National ID card

Published: 12/Nov/2018
Source: Vanguard (Abuja)

Mr Aliyu Aziz, Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says 33 million Nigerians have enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN). Aziz said on Monday said that the commission had stepped up its strategy to fast-track the enrolment…

Education nationale : des élèves sans identité au Burkina Faso

Published: 7/Nov/2018

L’extrait de naissance, faut-il le rappeler permet l’identification de l’individu et l’établissement de la Carte nationale d’identité Burkinabè (CNIB). Avoir un acte de naissance est une nécessité et une obligation pour tout enfant. Plusieurs sensibilisations ont été menées par le…