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The productive failures of biometric voting in Africa

June 14, 2021 9:17 am Published by Comments Off on The productive failures of biometric voting in Africa

By Marielle Debos Biometric voting is booming in Africa. Since the mid-2000s, election management bodies have increasingly turned to biometric voter registration. 28 countries on the continent now use biometrics to generate voter rolls. A select few countries –  Ghana,…


Immigration starts processing Kenyan Citizenship applications

June 12, 2021 3:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Immigration starts processing Kenyan Citizenship applications

More than 25,000 applications are pending at the Immigration offices By Kevin Cheruiyot The Directorate of Immigration has embarked on the implementation of the 60-day Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) program for Citizenship and Permanent Residence services. The initiative was launched…


Gambia: ‘Obtaining voter’s card is presumptive of citizenship’

June 10, 2021 9:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Gambia: ‘Obtaining voter’s card is presumptive of citizenship’

By: Adama Tine The secretary general and party leader of The Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), Ahmad Mai Fatty prior to the rumours and chaos of voters’ attestation issuance by individuals, has said that there are specific exclusive rights reserved for…


Guiné-Bissau vendia passaportes diplomáticos em Paris por 50 mil a 200 mil euros

June 9, 2021 10:46 am Published by Comments Off on Guiné-Bissau vendia passaportes diplomáticos em Paris por 50 mil a 200 mil euros

Vários cidadãos franceses e de outras nacionalidades conseguiram em Paris um “passaporte diplomático” que os identificava como conselheiros da Guiné-Bissau na UNESCO e pelos quais pagaram entre 50 mil e 200 mil euros, noticia esta quarta-feira o jornal “Libération” O…


Gambia: African descendants hold 1st ever symposium

June 8, 2021 4:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Gambia: African descendants hold 1st ever symposium

By: Adama Tine African descendants residing in The Gambia over the weekend held their first ever symposium with members of the National Assembly, human right activists, historians and stakeholders at a local hotel in Senegambia. Hon. Sulayman Saho, the lawmaker…


Gambia: Council of African Descendants Push for Automatic Citizenship Bill

June 8, 2021 4:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Gambia: Council of African Descendants Push for Automatic Citizenship Bill

By Yankuba Jallow Members of the Council of African Descendants (COAD) have enjoined Lawmakers to come up with an Automatic Citizenship Bill to enable them become citizens of the Gambia. These African descendants whose ancestors were taken away from the…


Press Release: ‘Chased Away and Left to Die’: New human rights report finds that Uganda’s national digital ID system leads to mass exclusion

June 8, 2021 1:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Press Release: ‘Chased Away and Left to Die’: New human rights report finds that Uganda’s national digital ID system leads to mass exclusion

(New York and Kampala June 8, 2021)—Uganda’s national digital ID system, a government showpiece that is of major importance for how individuals in Uganda access their social rights, leads to mass exclusion. This is the key finding in a new…


Uganda: Chased Away and Left to Die

June 8, 2021 1:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Uganda: Chased Away and Left to Die

How a National Security Approach to Uganda’s National Digital ID Has Led to Wholesale Exclusion of Women and Older Persons Introduction: Ndaga Muntu, Uganda’s national digital ID system, is a government showpiece that is of major importance for how individuals…


Guinée Bissau: Passeports diplomatiques : à Paris, une escroquerie sans frontières

June 8, 2021 10:49 am Published by Comments Off on Guinée Bissau: Passeports diplomatiques : à Paris, une escroquerie sans frontières

«Libération» révèle que des hommes d’affaires et des repris de justice se rendaient dans une officine près des Champs-Elysées pour obtenir un passeport diplomatique de Guinée-Bissau en bonne et due forme. Les postes promis, à l’Unesco notamment, ne se sont…


Kenya: Big win for Miguna Miguna in case over deportation

June 6, 2021 12:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Kenya: Big win for Miguna Miguna in case over deportation

By Sam Kiplagat The Court of Appeal has declined to suspend a judgment of the High Court that found the move to declare Dr Miguna Miguna a prohibited immigrant, and his deportation two years ago, illegal. A bench of three…