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Press release on the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights relating to specific aspects of the right to a nationality and the eradication of statelessness in Africa

March 1, 2024 8:13 am Published by Comments Off on Press release on the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights relating to specific aspects of the right to a nationality and the eradication of statelessness in Africa

  Read original: https://achpr.au.int/en/news/press-releases/2024-03-01/press-release-adoption-protocol-african-charter-human


Uganda: NIRA launches new National ID registration guidelines to boost accuracy

February 27, 2024 10:38 am Published by Comments Off on Uganda: NIRA launches new National ID registration guidelines to boost accuracy

By Mzee Asingwire The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has introduced detailed guidelines for the forthcoming widespread enrollment and renewal processes. The announcement was made during a press briefing by NIRA’s Executive Director, Rosemary Kisembo, who stressed the critical […]


UNHCR lauds African Union move to address statelessness across the continent

February 22, 2024 8:46 pm Published by Comments Off on UNHCR lauds African Union move to address statelessness across the continent

GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the adoption this week of a Protocol by the African Union (AU) Assembly of States to eradicate statelessness and advance inclusion for millions of stateless people on the continent. The Protocol to the […]


Relief for stateless South African man after 25 year-wait for a birth certificate

February 22, 2024 7:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Relief for stateless South African man after 25 year-wait for a birth certificate

Years after Tebogo Khoza was refused an ID document, a high court judgement has restored his rights and offered hope to millions of other undocumented South Africans. By Laura Padoan in Pretoria, South Africa As a game keeper in South […]


Remembering four people in the history of the Protocol to the African Charter on the Right to a nationality

February 21, 2024 5:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Remembering four people in the history of the Protocol to the African Charter on the Right to a nationality

By Chidi Odinkalu Last Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Assembly of Heads of State & Govt of the African Union saw off the last sovereign objections from Libya & voted to adopt a new treaty Relating to the Specific […]


Becoming digital citizens: The unending struggle for human rights among former stateless communities in Kenya

February 20, 2024 9:40 am Published by Comments Off on Becoming digital citizens: The unending struggle for human rights among former stateless communities in Kenya

By Fred Nasubo On December 5, 2023, the Kenyan High Court  suspended the registration and issuance of new digital ID cards, known as Maisha number. In the ruling, Justice John Chigiti ordered the government to ensure public participation and data […]


At Last A Treaty to Protect Citizenship Rights and End Statelessness in Africa

February 18, 2024 6:17 pm Published by Comments Off on At Last A Treaty to Protect Citizenship Rights and End Statelessness in Africa

By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu This past week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) adopted a new treaty Relating to the Specific Aspects to the Right to a Nationality and […]


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

February 15, 2024 8:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Ugandans in diaspora to register for National Identity Cards (IDs)

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. […]


Liberia: Rep. Bility Introduces Bill Calling for Amendment of Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law of 2022

February 15, 2024 8:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Liberia: Rep. Bility Introduces Bill Calling for Amendment of Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law of 2022

CAPITOL HILL, Monrovia – Representative Musa Hansan (Bility) District #7, Nimba County) has introduced a bill seeking the amendment of the Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law of 2022. In a statement accompanying the draft law, Rep. Bility described the proposal […]


Uganda: Registration for upgraded national IDs to start June 2024

February 13, 2024 9:34 am Published by Comments Off on Uganda: Registration for upgraded national IDs to start June 2024

By Elizabeth Kamurungi Mass enrolment to register or renew expiring Identity Cards (IDs) of close to 30 million Ugandans is expected to start June 1, a year later than the original date, internal affairs state minister Gen David Muhoozi, told […]


South Africa: LHR makes submission on poorly written White Paper from Home Affairs, calls for its withdrawal

February 1, 2024 8:52 pm Published by Comments Off on South Africa: LHR makes submission on poorly written White Paper from Home Affairs, calls for its withdrawal

Yesterday, 31 January 2024, was the deadline for public comments and submissions on the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a complete overhaul of the migration system in South Africa. In spite […]


Digital ID in Kenya: An Advisory Policy Paper providing a roadmap to the implementation of a Rights Respecting Digital ID Regime in Kenya

January 31, 2024 7:45 am Published by Comments Off on Digital ID in Kenya: An Advisory Policy Paper providing a roadmap to the implementation of a Rights Respecting Digital ID Regime in Kenya

Introduction The Government of Kenya has prioritised improvement of service delivery to its citizens through leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the reform strategy/agenda. Many of the services are also revenue streams for the government that it intends to […]