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Nigeria: FEC approves plan to end statelessness

Published: 27/Nov/2020
Source: Punch (Abuja)

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal government has approved a joint council memo of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development with the Federal Ministry of Interior to end statelessness in Nigeria. It was learnt that the…

Kenya: Ghai gets nod to petition Huduma Namba roll-out

Published: 26/Nov/2020
Source: Business Daily (Nairobi)

The High Court has allowed Katiba Institute and law scholar Yash Pal Ghai permission to challenge the roll-out of Huduma Namba cards over lack of guarantees of theft or misuse of Kenyans personal information. The lobby group and Prof Ghai…

South Africa to update ID system – here’s what you should know

Published: 20/Nov/2020
Source: BusinessTech (South Africa)

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet has approved the Official Identity Management Policy for public comment. In a media briefing on Thursday (19 November), minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said that the policy proposes a number of changes to existing legislation…

Liberian court cancels referendum on presidential terms and dual citizenship

Published: 19/Nov/2020
Source: Reuters

MONROVIA (Reuters) – Liberia’s supreme court has cancelled a national referendum scheduled for next month on constitutional changes that would reduce the length of the president’s term and allow for dual citizenship, citing a procedural issue. The court said in…