2019

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Oct-Dec 2019

Published: 30/Dec/2019
Source: UNHCR

Includes the following information from Africa: Mobilizing governments and civil society On 3 October, UNHCR organized a roundtable discussion in Juba, South Sudan, on accession to the two UN Statelessness Conventions. The roundtable was organized in close collaboration with the…

Tanzania: Govt Urged to Extend SIM Card Registration Deadline

Published: 27/Dec/2019
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

By Meddy Mulisa in Bukoba As the December 31, 2019 deadline for biometric SIM card registration draws near, some Kagera residents have appealed to the National Identification Agency (NIDA) to speed up issuance of identity cards to avoid inconvenience. Mr…

Liberia: Article 28 Not Ambiguous to Multiple Interpretations in Dual Citizenship Saga

Published: 26/Dec/2019
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

By A. Teage Jalloh, Esq., ateage@gmail.com, Contributing Writer Some constitutional provisions are ambiguous and subject to multiple interpretations. One provision that is not ambiguous, however, is Article 28 of the 1986 Liberian Constitution which states, in relevant part, that “Any…

Nationwide Public Opinion Poll: The Gambia, November 26 – December 7, 2019

Published: 25/Dec/2019
Source: International Republican Institute (Washington DC)

Question p.61 “Let us talk for a moment about Gambian citizenship. Do you agree or disagree that children born in the country of two non-Gambian parents should be given Gambian citizenship?” [Strongly agree: 81 %; Somewhat agree 6%; Somewhat disagree…

Nullifying Dual Citizenship Law in Liberia: What the Supreme Court Ruling Means

Published: 24/Dec/2019
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

By Rodney Sieh Monrovia – A Supreme Court ruling Monday, inspired by the perseverance of Cllr. Seward Cooper, a former legal advisor to former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and his client Attorney A Teage Jalloh, nullifying the controversial laws barring dual…

Liberia: Alvin Teage Jalloh v. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Others

Published: 23/Dec/2019
Source: Supreme Court of Liberia

Case on constitutionality of section 22.1 and 22.2 of the Aliens and Nationality Law concerning automatic loss of nationality on performance of certain acts. Download order: Liberia-Supreme-Court-Judgment-Dual-Citizenship-Alvin-Teage-Jalloh_2019 Download judgment: Liberia Supreme Court Judgment Dual Citizenship 23-Dec-2019-full

Liberia: Supreme Court Nullifies Laws Barring Dual Citizenship in Landmark Ruling

Published: 23/Dec/2019
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

By Lennart Dodoo MONROVIA – Mr. Alvin Teage Jalloh, a Liberian with American citizenship, has won a landmark dual citizenship case against the Government of Liberia at the Supreme Court in Liberia. Jalloh, a natural-born Liberian was denied travel document…

Kenya’s Controversial Digital ID Scheme Faces Push-Back

Published: 19/Dec/2019
Source: Open Society Justice Initiative

By Michele Eken Kenya is home to a blossoming $1 billion technology scene, but a new government-run digital identification program is stirring up controversy with concerns about data privacy and discrimination. As a leader in the tech industry, what happens…