2023

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Oct – Dec 2023

Published: 1/May/2024
Source: UNHCR

Selected extracts relevant to Africa: Highlights The Republic of Congo officially joined the 1954 and 1961 Statelessness Conventions, fulfilling a commitment made at the 2019 High-Level Segment on Statelessness. Sao Tome and Principe’s President signed a decree for the country’s […]

The right to nationality of the Saharawis and their legal identity documents

Published: 4/Mar/2024
Source: Citizenship Studies

Immanuel, Andrea Marilyn Pragashini. 2023. “The Right to Nationality of the Saharawis and Their Legal Identity Documents.” Citizenship Studies 27 (7): 914–32. doi:10.1080/13621025.2024.2321722. ABSTRACT The Western Sahara territory is a non-self-governing territory under international law with an ongoing struggle for […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July – September 2023

Published: 27/Feb/2024
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Kenya recognized 7,000 Pemba individuals as citizens, granting them official documents. This ensures their rights and access to public services and opportunities. In Malawi, the Ministry of Home Affairs, officially adopted a National Action Plan (NAP) […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update April – June 2023

Published: 27/Dec/2023
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: In Côte d’Ivoire, the Department of Aid and Assistance to Refugees and Stateless Persons drafted and validated standard operating procedures(SOPs) for the implementation of the statelessness determination procedure during a workshop on 26 and 27 April. […]

Affaire de la délivrance de la nationalité tunisienne

Published: 27/Dec/2023
Source: LaPresse.tn

Quand le pouvoir judiciaire était le paravent idéal pour des activités suspectes Par Samir DRIDI En janvier 2022, l’ancien ministre de l’Intérieur Taoufik Charefeddine avait tenu une conférence de presse pour dévoiler les dessous d’une affaire grave sans toutefois révéler […]

CERD, Concluding observations: Morocco, 2023

Published: 21/Dec/2023
Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CERD/C/MAR/CO/19-21 Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Concluding observations on the combined nineteenth to twenty-first periodic reports of Morocco * 1.The Committee considered the combined nineteenth to twenty-first periodic reports of Morocco, submitted in one document, at its 3024th […]

Tanzania: ACT Wazalendo pushing for dual citizenship, not ‘special status’

Published: 20/Dec/2023
Source: The Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

By Paul Owere Dar es Salaam. The recent announcement by Foreign Affairs Minister January Makamba about granting “special status” to the Tanzanian diaspora has drawn mixed reactions, with the opposition ACT Wazalendo party voicing strong reservations. While acknowledging the Minister’s […]

South African nationals to avoid joining foreign armed forces which may contribute to the violation of domestic and international law

Published: 18/Dec/2023
Source: South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Media Statement South African nationals to avoid joining foreign armed forces which may contribute to the violation of domestic and international law The South African Government is gravely concerned by reports that some South African citizens and permanent residents have […]

Cote d’Ivoire: La modification de la loi portant code de la nationalité adopté par les députés de la Commission des Affaires Générales et Institutionnelles

Published: 7/Dec/2023
Source: Direction de l’Information et de la Communication de l’Assemblée nationale de la Cote d'Ivoire

Le projet de loi modifiant la loi n°61-415 du 14 décembre 1961 portant code de la nationalité telle que modifiée par les lois n°72-852 du 21 décembre 1972, n°2004-662 du 17 décembre 2004 et n°2013-654 du 13 décembre 2013, a […]

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