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Zimbabwe:ID cards and birth certificates now FREE until November 30

Published: 20/Sep/2017
Source: Nahanda Radio

This is meant to enable more people to get the documents ahead of next year’s general elections. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commenced voter registration on Monday.Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede yesterday said every district in the country’s 10 provinces would…

Botswana: Teenager takes Gov’t to court over nationality

Published: 18/Sep/2017
Source: Weekend Post

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs controls and supervises issuing of birth certificates. The denial by the government to issue the minor the birth certificate has culminated in a landmark court case where the…

Hundreds of millions of children ‘lack any record of their birth’

Published: 16/Sep/2017
Source: The Independent

In their impoverished communities in Uganda, the answers hinged on the fact that one girl had a birth certificate and the other didn’t. Police foiled the planned marriage after locating paperwork that proved the first girl was not 18 as…

Zimbabwe: Gukurahundi victims urged to make use of free registration exercise

Published: 15/Sep/2017
Source: NewsDay

“Government has been forced to agree to issue national identity cards and birth certificates for free,” MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora said yesterday.“However, this is for a period of 90 days.“We urge all people, especially the so-called aliens to take advantage…

Cameroun: la sensibilisation sur les risques d’apatridie se poursuit

Published: 15/Sep/2017
Source: Journal du Cameroun

L’apatridie est la situation d’une personne qu’aucun Etat ne reconnaît comme étant son citoyen. Autrement dit, un apatride est une personne dépourvue de nationalité et qui, de ce fait, ne bénéficie de la protection d’aucun Etat.  Des personnes se retrouvent exposées…

Moins de 10 % d’enfants ont un acte de naissance dans l’Est de la RDC

Published: 12/Sep/2017
Source: VOA

L’Unicef aide depuis 2016 à obtenir des jugements supplétifs en vue de l’établissement de ce document reconnaissant l’existence juridique de chacun. Les plus concernés sont les enfants nés du viol, les orphelins de guerre et les ex-enfants soldat recrutés de…

A birth certificate has given me my Congolese identity back !

Published: 11/Sep/2017
Source: Ponabana

YOUNG REPORTER – The right to an identity is vital for every child, however all too often children in the DRC do not have birth certificates. Olivier, Young Reporter, went to meet Marie, a vulnerable child living in Mbuji Mayi…