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Kenya: Huduma Namba: AG files notice of appeal against illegality ruling

Published: 15/Oct/2021
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

Attorney General Kihara Kariuki has filed a notice of appeal against the judgement that quashed Huduma Namba cards rollout. The judgment was delivered on Thursday by Justice Jairus Ngaah. The AG said he is dissatisfied with the judgment. Read further:…

Kenya: Huduma Namba illegal, High Court declares

Published: 14/Oct/2021
Source: The Daily Nation (Nairobi)

The High Court has declared the Huduma Namba rollout illegal on grounds of conflicting with the Data Protection Act, 2019. The ruling comes after Katiba Institute, a lobby group, sued the Interior Ministry, arguing that no safeguards had been given…

Kenya: Courts declare Huduma Namba invalid

Published: 14/Oct/2021
Source: The Standard (Nairobi)

By Kamau Muthoni The High Court has declared Huduma Namba invalid after ruling that the law wasn’t followed in its roll-out. Justice Jairus Ngaah ruled on Thursday, October 14, that the Government failed to conduct data impact assessment before rolling…

Judge declares surrogate child a Namibian citizen

Published: 13/Oct/2021
Source: The Namibian (Windhoek)

by Werner Menges Same-sex couple Phillip Lühl and Guillermo Delgado scored a victory in the Windhoek High Court on Wednesday, with judge Thomas Masuku declaring that their first-born child is a Namibian citizen by descent. Masuku also ordered the minister…

Démographie : la biométrie introduite à l’état civil au Congo

Published: 6/Oct/2021
Source: Agence d'information d'Afrique Centrale

Le document de politique nationale de réforme et de modernisation de l’état civil au Congo, qui introduit la biométrie au cours du recensement, a été validé, le 6 octobre à Brazzaville, à l’issue d’un atelier dirigé par le ministre de…

ECOWAS Court President tasks UNHCR on protection of stateless persons

Published: 26/Sep/2021
Source: Agence de Presse Africaine

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) The President of the ECOWAS Court, Justice Edward Amoako Asante, has challenged the UN agency responsible for refugees to work with the relevant regional and national institutions towards the adoption of legislation that will enhance the…

Au Gabon, le drame des milliers d’enfants fantômes

Published: 25/Sep/2021
Source: VOA

Au Gabon, des milliers d’enfants non déclarés à la naissance ne seront pas admis dans les écoles. Ils sont appelés enfants fantômes ou invisibles. A Libreville comme à l’intérieur du pays, la réalité donne le vertige. 7400 enfants légalement invisibles…

The Curious Story of Nigeria’s Passport Shortage

Published: 23/Sep/2021
Source: West Africa Weekly

State-sanctioned racketeering, ethnic nepotism, a complete failure of due diligence, and how an indicted cocaine trafficker has come to control the supply of passports to Nigerian citizens. David Hundeyin “We acknowledge and apologize for the challenges faced in the past…