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Ugandans in diaspora to register for National Identity Cards (IDs)

Published: 15/Feb/2024
Source: Parliament of Uganda

Ugandans living in the diaspora will be able to register online for new or renewal of National Identity Cards (IDs), when the mass enrollment for the exercise commences in June this year, the Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Gen. […]

Uganda minority groups renew petition for recognition

Published: 19/Aug/2023
Source: The East African

By JONATHAN KAMOGA Uganda’s minority ethnic groups have petitioned parliament to amend the constitution to grant them citizenship rights. In a joint petition to the Speaker of Parliament last week, the groups said that this exclusion has denied them the […]

Uganda’s Bagabu’s long fight for ancestral land, recognition

Published: 11/Apr/2023
Source: The East African

By BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI Uganda’s indigenous community the Bagabu has never recovered from the trauma of being evicted from their ancestral land, Bunyampaka Chiefdom, by the British colonial government where it established Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the 17th century, majority […]

Uganda: MPs halt gazettement of new tribes, demand Constitution Review Commission

Published: 5/Jul/2022
Source: Uganda Standard

Parliament has stayed processing of the Constitution Amendment Bill, 2022 and tasked government to establish a Constitution Review Commission to comprehensively consider all amendments. The bill moved by Jacob Karubanga, the Member of Parliament for Kibanda South County sought to […]

Uganda: House to consider Bill recognising indigenous communities

Published: 11/Nov/2021
Source: The Independent (Kampala)

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has granted leave to Kibanda South MP, Jacob Karubanga to introduce a Private Member’s Bill entitled, the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, seeking to recognise five indigenous communities. The Bill when introduced seeks to amend […]

Uganda: Maragoli minority group to be recognised soon

Published: 11/Apr/2021
Source: The Monitor (Kampala)

By BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI After decades of living in the shadows of a country they have known as their home, the Maragoli people, a minority group, will soon be recognised among the 65 indigenous Ugandan communities in the proposed amendment of […]

Uganda: MPs considering constitutional amendment to recognize Maragoli tribe

Published: 10/Feb/2021
Source: The Independent (Kampala)

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has started considering the Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking the recognition of the Maragoli as one of the indigenous tribes in Uganda. Kibanda South MP Jack Odur Lutanywa, the […]

Trapped and Invisible: Uganda’s Maragoli People Fight for Official Recognition

Published: 2/Feb/2021
Source: Global Press Journal (Washington DC)

Tens of thousands in Uganda belong to tribes that aren’t recognized by the country’s constitution. That means they can’t access government services – and can’t become citizens. By Nakisanze Segawa KIRYANDONGO, UGANDA — In 2014, Sagwa Moses Masaba wanted the […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2020

Published: 15/Oct/2020
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Mobilizing governments and civil society On 26 August, the Minister of Interior of South Sudan endorsed a National Action Plan to End Statelessness (NAP). The NAP includes the accession of South Sudan to the UN Statelessness […]

Uganda: Parliament to consider Bill on Maragoli citizenship

Published: 8/Feb/2020
Source: New Vision (Kampala)

By Moses Walubiri The mooted amendment is tailored to adding the Maragoli to the 56 officially recognized indigenous Ugandan communities. KAMPALA – After years of living in the shadows of a country they have known as their home, Parliament has […]

Uganda’s ID System Breeding Automated Exclusion

Published: 3/Feb/2020
Source: Unwanted Witness (Kampala)

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni launched the country’s digital ID program in 2014 and it was further expanded after the passing of the Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The system is designed to collect biometric data such as fingerprints and facial […]

Great Lakes region adopts common approach to deal with statelessness

Published: 18/Apr/2019
Source: SABC News / Reuters

During a three day meeting held in Nairobi this week, countries from the Great Lakes region have agreed to adopt a common approach to deal with statelessness in the region. This will involve a common legal framework that will guarantee […]