Uganda: Maragoli minority group to be recognised soon

Published: 11/Apr/2021
Source: The Monitor (Kampala)

By BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI After decades of living in the shadows of a country they have known as their home, the Maragoli people, a minority group, will soon be recognised among the 65 indigenous Ugandan communities in the proposed amendment of…

Diaspora Liberians Association Wants Alien & Nationality Law Repealed

Published: 8/Apr/2021
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

Monrovia – Three executives of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) are calling on the legislators to repeal the Alien and Nationality Law, specifically Section 22, which speaks of the ‘Loss of Citizenship.’ According to Mssrs. Alfred…

Kenya: Why there is hope for minority groups

Published: 8/Apr/2021
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By Shaban Omar Through the international push to end statelessness, Kenya has made significant strides in recognising minority groups. Many non-citizens born in the country can now access birth certificates, proper healthcare, education and security. Pemba community chairman Shaame Hamisi…

Kenya: Not yet uhuru for stateless Pemba

Published: 8/Apr/2021
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

by SHABAN OMAR Sada Makame, a member of the Pemba community in Kwale county, has spent her whole life feeling devastated and uncomfortable on the only land she calls home. Her voice breaks as she recounts her story, while tears…

Nigeria: Atiku not a Nigerian – Malami

Published: 7/Apr/2021
Source: Sun News (Lagos)

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is ineligible to vie for president of Nigeria. Malami…

South Africa: Government policy is failing refugees

Published: 3/Apr/2021
Source: The Argus (Cape Town) / Independent online

THANDILE KONCO and MURPHY NGANGA Cape Town – Jose Neves Pedro was born at the Johannesburg General Hospital on February 7, 1996. Issued only a hospital letter and handwritten birth certificate without an ID number, Pedro is now one of…

Nigeria: We’ve so far registered 51m for NIN, 189m SIM cards – Minister

Published: 1/Apr/2021
Source: The Vanguard (Abuja)

The Federal Government says it has so far enrolled 51million citizens for the National Identification Number (NIN) as at March 31, 2021. Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, made this known at the weekly Presidential Media briefing…