Author Archives for Bronwen Manby

Introduction to AHMR Special Issue on Statelessness

January 31, 2023 3:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Introduction to AHMR Special Issue on Statelessness

Introduction to AHMR Volume 8 Number 3 September – December 2022 The African Human Mobility Review (AHMR) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed on-line journal created to encourage and facilitate the study of all aspects (socio-economic, political, legislative and developmental) of human […]


Presidential Proclamation in the Matter of the Petition by the Pemba Community for Formal Recognition as an Ethnic Community of Kenya

January 30, 2023 8:52 am Published by Comments Off on Presidential Proclamation in the Matter of the Petition by the Pemba Community for Formal Recognition as an Ethnic Community of Kenya

WHEREAS the National Assembly considered public petition No. 41 of 2020 dated the 19th November, 2020, regarding the recognition of the Pemba people of Kenya as citizens of the Republic of Kenya; WHEREAS the petition posits that the Pemba Community […]


Statelessness in Protracted Refugee Situations: Former Angolan and Rwandan Refugees in Zambia 

January 27, 2023 2:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Statelessness in Protracted Refugee Situations: Former Angolan and Rwandan Refugees in Zambia 

By Mazuba Muchindu AHMR Volume 8 Number 3 September – December 2022 Abstract The risk of statelessness in protracted refugee situations has not received much attention both in academic literature and policy discussions. Yet evidence suggests that for refugees in […]


Challenging the Practice of Administrative Detention for Stateless Persons in South Africa

January 27, 2023 2:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Challenging the Practice of Administrative Detention for Stateless Persons in South Africa

By Fatima Khan AHMR Volume 8 Number 3 September – December 2022 Abstract In South Africa, section 41 of the Immigration Act requires any person approached on reasonable grounds by a police officer or immigration officer to identify themselves either […]


The Impact of Gender Discrimination on Statelessness: Causes, Consequences and Legal Responses

January 27, 2023 2:04 pm Published by Comments Off on The Impact of Gender Discrimination on Statelessness: Causes, Consequences and Legal Responses

By Christina Beninger and Rashida Manjoo AHMR Volume 8 Number 3 September – December 2022 Abstract Gender discrimination, both direct and indirect, is a leading cause of statelessness worldwide. Most often, direct discrimination is reflected in patriarchal nationality laws that […]


159 Nigerians Renounced Citizenship In 2022, Highest Number So Far – Minister Of Interior, Aregbesola

January 26, 2023 9:20 am Published by Comments Off on 159 Nigerians Renounced Citizenship In 2022, Highest Number So Far – Minister Of Interior, Aregbesola

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) issued the highest number of passport booklets totalling 1,899,683 in over seven years, the Nigerian government has said. It was also learnt that at least 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship between 2006 to 2021, while […]


Liberia: NEC Clarifies Use of National ID Cards As Proof of Citizenship to the Biometric Voter Registration

January 25, 2023 3:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Liberia: NEC Clarifies Use of National ID Cards As Proof of Citizenship to the Biometric Voter Registration

MONROVIA – The National Elections Commission (NEC) has clarified that the National ID cards issued by the National Identification Registry would not be the only or primary proof of citizenship during the Biometric Voter Registration for the October elections. The […]


Liberia: Use of Nat’l ID Cards as Requirement to Obtain Biometric Voters ID Causing Stir among Citizens, Political Parties

January 24, 2023 8:51 am Published by Comments Off on Liberia: Use of Nat’l ID Cards as Requirement to Obtain Biometric Voters ID Causing Stir among Citizens, Political Parties

By Lennart Dodoo MONROVIA – There is a brewing fear among members of the public and political parties that many Liberians may be left disenfranchised should the National Elections Commission (NEC) heavily rely on the use of National ID Cards […]


DRC: Congo Siasa – Discrimination and the M23 rebellion

January 24, 2023 8:42 am Published by Comments Off on DRC: Congo Siasa – Discrimination and the M23 rebellion

By Jason Stearns Since the M23 rebellion re-emerged in November 2021, there has been a lot of noise––to call it a discussion would be to exaggerate its nuance and sophistication ––about discrimination against Congolese Tutsi and its role in the […]


Maîtrise de la langue amazighe et naturalisation: l’amendement de l’Istiqlal adopté en commission

January 23, 2023 8:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Maîtrise de la langue amazighe et naturalisation: l’amendement de l’Istiqlal adopté en commission

L’amendement du parti de l’Istiqlal, portant sur le Code de la nationalité marocaine et liant l’octroi de cette dernière à la maîtrise des langues arabe et amazighe ou seulement l’une d’elles, est passé comme une lettre à la poste au […]


Nigerian government inaugurates high-level steering committee to eradicate statelessness

January 23, 2023 7:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Nigerian government inaugurates high-level steering committee to eradicate statelessness

The Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a High-Level Steering Committee (HLSC) for the eradication of statelessness in Nigeria and to kickstart the implementation of its five-key priority activities. The Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, […]


Creating Belonging or Ruling by Exclusion? Politics, Citizenship and African Governance

January 23, 2023 10:09 am Published by Comments Off on Creating Belonging or Ruling by Exclusion? Politics, Citizenship and African Governance

By Jesper Bjarnesen, Cristiano Lanzano, Henning Melber, and Patience Mususa Citizenship is and has always been a complicated and multi-faceted concept. Across African contexts, as a recent IDAP webinar reiterated, this complexity is both conceptual and reflective of the many and changing […]