Author Archives for Djibril Balde

Angola – ID Issuing Back to Normal

July 7, 2016 3:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Angola – ID Issuing Back to Normal

Luanda — Angolan citizens awaiting their ID are notified to approach any concerned counter with their respective invoice and claim it, as the technical hurdle that prevailed from January to May this year has been removed. This was said Thursday […]


Liberia: ‘I’m a Liberian Citizen’

June 24, 2016 3:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By William Q. Harmon With debate surrounding dual citizenship in Liberia and the level of impact it might have in the ensuing 2017 general and presidential elections, one of the most formidable and potential presidential aspirants, Alexander Cummings, has made […]


Madagascar: vers une réforme du système d’enregistrement de l’état civil

March 3, 2016 10:52 am Published by Comments Off on Madagascar: vers une réforme du système d’enregistrement de l’état civil

Madagascar lance une évaluation de son système d’enregistrement à l’état civil. Dans le pays, 20 % des enfants de moins de cinq ans ne sont pas enregistrés. Impossible pour eux d’aller à l’école, de se marier ou de prouver une […]


UNICEF Fact Sheet on Birth registration in Eastern and Southern Africa

January 1, 2015 3:10 pm Published by Comments Off on UNICEF Fact Sheet on Birth registration in Eastern and Southern Africa

Nothing would seem simpler than recording the name, sex, parentage, and time and place of a child’s birth. However, this “first rights” of a child, as enshrined in both the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the […]


Preventing and reducing statelessness: The 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

March 1, 2014 11:47 am Published by Comments Off on Preventing and reducing statelessness: The 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Nationality is a legal bond between a person and a State. Nationality provides people with a sense of identity but, more importantly, enables them to exercise a wide range of rights. The lack of any nationality, statelessness, can therefore be […]


Protecting the rights of stateless persons: The 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

March 1, 2014 11:39 am Published by Comments Off on Protecting the rights of stateless persons: The 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

Nationality is a legal bond between a person and a State. Nationality provides people with a sense of identity but, more importantly, enables them to exercise a wide range of rights. The lack of any nationality, statelessness, can therefore be […]