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Gabon : 6 565 actes de naissance distribués en 2023 avec le concours de l’UNICEF

Published: 11/Jul/2024
Source: Gabon Media Time

L’Organisation des Nations Unies multiplie ses activités au Gabon. A cet effet, les représentants résidents de l’ONU ont rendu public un rapport de toutes les actions menées au cours de l’année écoulée. Le document réalisé par l’ensemble des organisations onusiennes présentes […]

Kenya: Citizenship Rights: The Quest for Identification

Published: 10/Jul/2024
Source: The Elephant (Nairobi)

For certain communities in Kenya, citizenship is presented as an issue of ineligibility, and as a matter of national security rather than rights. By Fred Nasubo and David Ngira Civil rights organisations and community-based organisations in Kenya have disparaged the […]

Nigeria: AFRIDU Appeals for Citizenship to Descendants in Diaspora

Published: 9/Jul/2024
Source: Voice of Nigeria

By Margaret Ebeshi, Abuja The African Diaspora Union (AFRIDU), has appealed to the Nigerian government to consider the option of granting citizenship for African Descendants who were victims of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja […]

Identification System in Benin: Increasing Access to Services

Published: 26/Jun/2024
Source: World Bank ID4D

By Caroline Tassot & Luis Iñaki Alberro In 2017, a quarter of Benin’s population was without a birth certificate, and less than half had a national identity card (NIC), with the figure for women even lower at 37%. Among those […]

Réforme constitutionnelle : l’Algérie aussi vise ses binationaux

Published: 26/Jun/2024
Source: La Voix du Nord (Lille)

Par Lakhdar Belaid La question des binationaux revient dans le débat politique. Originaire du Valenciennois, l’historien Nedjib Sidi Moussa rappelle que l’Algérie les exclut déjà de postes stratégiques. Et il est impossible, pour une personne née algérienne de renoncer à […]

Parliament to investigate Zimbabwe’s stateless crisis

Published: 24/Jun/2024

By Anna Chibamu PARLIAMENT has resolved to investigate the presence of undocumented people in Zimbabwe after Amnesty International took the government to task over the statelessness of hundreds of thousands. The human rights defender said many children were forced out […]

South Africa: Woman still fighting Home Affairs for ID 10 years later

Published: 21/Jun/2024
Source: The Citizen (Johannesburg)

Primrose Modisane, denied South African citizenship, fights decade-long battle for identity documentation and recognition. by Masoka Dube A Gauteng-based woman has been living a life of squalor because she does not have an identity document Primrose Modisane, 36, from Vosloorus […]

Controversy trails big money biometric ID card contract in DR Congo

Published: 19/Jun/2024
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald A mega money contract for the production of biometric national ID cards in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is facing the risk of being revoked following allegations of irregularities. The contract, worth $697 million, is […]