Malawi’s Journey Towards Transformation: Lessons from its National ID Project

Published: 19/Aug/2020
Source: Center for Global Development (Washington DC)

In 2017, Malawi was one of the only countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA) without a functioning national registry and identification system. This essay chronicles the story of how…

Sudanese Nationality Act 1994 and its amendments 2011 and 2018

Published: 30/Dec/2018

Unofficial English translation, including Sudanese Nationality Act (Amendment) 2018 Pursuant to the provisions of the Sudan Interim Constitution 2005, the National Assembly passed and the President of the Republic signed the following Act: Title and commencement of the Act 1-…

What future does SA offer foreigners and their SA-born children?

Published: 28/Dec/2018
Source: The Citizen (Johannesburg)

Chisom Jenniffer Okoye Is this a country that does not tolerate foreign nationals and renders their local-born children stateless? What is the future of the young man or woman who moved to SA with their parents at a young age…

Malawi: Parliament Passes Law Allowing Dual Citizenship

Published: 27/Dec/2018
Source: Library of Congress

(Dec. 27, 2018) On December 12, 2018, Malawi’s 193-member unicameral National Assembly reportedly passed the Malawi Citizenship Amendment Bill to amend the 1966 Citizenship Act (hereinafter “the Principal Act”). If enacted, the new law would permit Malawians who have acquired…

Lesotho: 8th Amendment to the Constitution Act 2018

Published: 21/Dec/2018

Amends articles 40 and 41 of the constitution to provide for gender equality in transmission of citizenship by marriage, and to permit dual citizenship (with restrictions on rights in Lesotho). Download: Lesotho Constitution 8th Amendment 2018