Liberia: Legislature Petitioned to Stall President Weah’s Quest For Dual Citizenship

Published: 28/Feb/2018
Source: FrontPageAfrica (Monrovia)

Monrovia – Some Liberians have started opposing the amendment of Articles 22-a & 27-b of the Liberian Constitution to allow people of non-Negroes descent, to become citizens of Liberia.

Report by Edwin G. Genoway, Jr

Article 22a of the Liberian Constitution states: “Every person shall have the right to own property alone as well as in association with others;” while Article 27b states, “In order to preserve, foster and maintain the positive Liberian culture, values and character, only persons who are Negroes or of Negro descent shall qualify by birth or by naturalization to be citizens of Liberia.”

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2018