2020

Ghana: National Democratic Congress v Attorney-General and Another

Published: 25/Jun/2021
Source: Supreme Court of Ghana

(SUIT NO. J1/9/2020) [2020] GHASC 25 (25 June 2020) Introduction On 25th June 2020, we gave judgment in these consolidated suits but deferred our reasons, which we now give. Rights enforceable by the plaintiffs. The antecedent facts of the case…

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Oct-Dec 2020

Published: 12/Jan/2021
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Mobilizing Governments and Civil Society On 7 November, the Consolidated Action Plan of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on the Eradication of Statelessness (2017-2024) was validated during a regional inter-ministerial committee meeting.…

UNHCR Southern Africa Statelessness Newsletter Oct-Dec 2020

Published: 31/Dec/2020
Source: UNHCR

Updates including information on the 6th anniversary of the #IBELONG campaign to end statelessness UNHCR Southern Africa Statelessness Newsletter EN Oct-Dec 2020 UNHCR Afrique australe Apatridie Bulletin FR oct-dec 2020 UNHCR IBELONG 6th anniversary Southern Africa  

Shona Celebrate Kenyan Citizenship as Decades of Closed Legal Doors Open

Published: 31/Dec/2020
Source: Voice of America

By Brenda Mulinya NAIROBI – Members of the ethnic Shona community in Kenya are celebrating their new status as Kenyan citizens after decades of being stateless. Nazizi Dube gazes at what is now her most prized possession – a document…

South Africa: Draft Official Identity Management Policy

Published: 31/Dec/2020
Source: South African Department of Home Affairs

Public Consultation Version, Government Notice No.1425, 31 December 2020 Section 3.3 Policy Objectives: This policy is developed with the following objectives in mind: Enable an inclusive digital population register that is secure, accurate and confidential Position the DHA as the…

Sudan joins forces with Egypt to crack down on Muslim Brotherhood

Published: 30/Dec/2020
Source: Al-Monitor.com

By George Mikhail Egypt is seeking to join efforts with Sudan to confront the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist groups and ideas through several security and religious steps. In this context, the joint training course for imams of Egypt and Sudan…

Kenya: Issuance of Huduma Namba cards is illegal

Published: 29/Dec/2020
Source: The Standard (Nairobi)

By Mustafa Mahmoud On Mashujaa Day, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i handed the president his Huduma card and announced that the process of integrating personal data for Huduma Namba was complete. Soon after, the CS officially launched the distribution of…

Algérie: retrait à distance de documents d’état civil : démarrage difficile

Published: 27/Dec/2020
Source: tsa-algerie.com

La modernisation et la numérisation de l’administration publique peinent à se concrétiser en Algérie en raison des difficultés d’accès à Internet. Malgré les efforts du gouvernement pour lutter contre la bureaucratie en démocratisant les outils de retrait à distance des…

Kenya: Stateless communities in Kwale sweat over citizenship

Published: 23/Dec/2020
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

by SHABAN OMAR The burden of being non-citizens keeps on crushing the stateless communities in Kwale as they clamour for citizenship. In Kwale, most stateless people are found in Vanga, Shimoni, Gazi, Mangwei, among other areas of Msambweni and Lunga…

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