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Angola: Is Africa’s Richest Woman a Russian Citizen?

Published: 16/Jan/2020

On Jan. 9, the Russian state-owned news agency TASS reported that Isabel dos Santos – the daughter of Angola’s former president José Eduardo dos Santos once ranked by Forbes magazine as Africa’s richest woman – is a citizen of Russia.…

Robert John Penessis c. Republique-Unie de Tanzanie, Requête no 013/2015

Published: 28/Nov/2019
Source: Cour africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples

Résumé de l’Arrêt (28 Novembre 2019) Zanzibar, le 28 novembre 2019: La Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (la Cour) a rendu son arrêt dans l’affaire Robert John Penessis c. la République Unie de Tanzanie. Le Requérant,…

Kennedy Gihana et autres c. République du Rwanda – Requête no 017/2015

Published: 28/Nov/2019
Source: Cour africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples

Case summary (extract) 3. The Applicants alleges that, their passports, as well as those of other Rwandan nationals, were unilaterally and without notice declared invalid by the Government of Rwanda. 4. The Applicants alleges that, the invalidation of their passports…

Kenya offers citizenship in investor push

Published: 7/Nov/2019
Source: The East African (Nairobi)

By CONSTANT MUNDA Kenya is mulling giving citizenship to wealthy investors in a new push to enhance direct foreign investment (FDI) flows, the country’s investment promotion agency said on Wednesday. High net worth investors, whose enterprises are appraised to have…

Kenya: Did we get Huduma Namba because of a simple mistake in Parliament?

Published: 6/Nov/2019
Source: CIPIT Blog ~ Strathmore University Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT)

By Isaac Rutenberg The Hansard for the Miscellaneous Amendment Act 2018 makes for very interesting reading. On 7th August 2018, Parliament debated proposed amendments to the Registration of Persons Act that would create the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS,…

Nigeria: Court stops army’s operation positive identification campaign

Published: 5/Nov/2019
Source: Guardian (Abuja)

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Tuesday ordered the suspension of the Nigerian Army’s operation positive identification campaign. Justice Rilwan Aikawa ordered parties to the suit to maintain status quo ante pending the determination of the suit filed by…