Son of Namibian gay couple in citizenship limbo after court ruling

Published: 21/Mar/2023
Source: Africa News / AFP

Namibia’s Supreme Court on Monday overturned a decision by a lower court to grant citizenship to a gay couple’s son who was born in neighbouring South Africa through surrogacy. In 2021 the High Court had granted the child citizenship after […]

South Sudan: Animu’s deportation from above, Uganda refuses to take her – Lawyer

Published: 29/Dec/2021
Source: Eye Radio (Juba)

By Alhadi Hawari Ugandan authorities have refused to receive expelled controversial youth activist, Animu Athiei, according to her lawyer. On Sunday, the South Sudan Immigration Department after an investigation tried to handover Animu to the Ugandan authorities on allegations of […]

Guinea Bissau: UNHCR & the US Government commend Guinea-Bissau for its hospitality

Published: 29/Dec/2021
Source: Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Senegal

UNHCR and the Government of #GuineaBissau have successfully concluded the process of issuing identity cards for refugees living in the country +5000 refugees have been naturalized UNHCR & the US Government commend Guinea-Bissau for its hospitality. U.S. Department of State: […]

South Sudan’s NSS kidnaps ex-lawmaker Animu Athiei – family

Published: 28/Dec/2021
Source: Sudans Post

South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) has allegedly kidnapped former Member of Parliament Animu Athiei who whose appointment into parliament was removed by President Salva Kiir Mayardit in May for allegedly being a Ugandan citizen, family members and friends have […]

Africa rights lobby praises Kenya for recognising Shona tribe

Published: 22/Dec/2021
Source: The Standard (Nairobi)

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has praised Kenya for recognising the Shona tribe at the 57th Jamhuri Day celebration on December 12. The agency on December 21 stated that the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human […]

Kenya: Radical proposals in Huduma Namba identification system

Published: 22/Dec/2021
Source: People Daily (Nairobi)

Jeremiah Kiplang’at The national elections agency will be forced to use the Huduma Namba identification system as the source of the main voter register if a proposed bill is passed into law. Kenyans will also not be allowed to access […]

Statelessness and Citizenship in the Horn of Africa

Published: 22/Dec/2021
Source: UNHCR

By Bronwen Manby Extract from Summary: The categories of people at risk of statelessness in the Horn of Africa are not dissimilar to those in other parts of the African continent. The first category is the most widely dispersed; that […]

Liberia: “Push-back Against Dual Citizenship Is Due to Inequality”

Published: 21/Dec/2021
Source: Liberian Observer (Monrovia)

… Says a Liberian Scholar  By David S. Menjor and J. Burgess Carter Acclaimed Liberian scholar Dr. Robtel Neajai Pailey has disclosed that public backlash against dual citizenship stems from socio-economic inequalities in Liberia. Dr. Pailey, an Assistant Professor in […]

South Africa: Mahinga v Minister of Home Affairs and Another (SCA)

Published: 17/Dec/2021
Source: South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal

(Case no 1027/2020) [2021] ZASCA 179 Media Summary The following summary is for the benefit of the media in the reporting of this case and does not form part of the judgments of the Supreme Court of Appeal Today the […]

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