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Rwanda: Kiziba refugees protest

Publié: 22/Fév/2018
Source: Kakuma News Reflector (KANERE), Kenya

By Qaabata Boru & Roland Kalamo On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018: A large movement of refugees – some report several thousand – departed on foot from the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda. Leaders declared that they were repatriating to…

Kenya: Kihalangwa defends Miguna deportation

Publié: 22/Fév/2018
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By Sam Kisika The deported self-proclaimed NRM General Miguna Miguna will have to follow due process to reclaim his Kenyan citizenship, the government has said. The outgoing Immigration Director Gordon Kihalangwa told MPs on Wednesday that Miguna will only be…

Lessons from Tanzania’s Historic Bid to Turn Refugees to Citizens

Publié: 22/Fév/2018
Source: Refugees Deeply

Tanzania was lauded for offering citizenship to 200,000 Burundians, the largest-ever mass naturalization of refugees. But a political stalemate emerged between humanitarians and the government, leaving refugees stuck in the middle, explains researcher Amelia Kuch. During Europe’s so-called migrant crisis of…

Liberia: Lawmaker backs Dual Citizenship

Publié: 20/Fév/2018
Source: The New Dawn (Monrovia)

RiverGee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh seems to be in support of President George Weah’s recent suggestions for dual citizenship in Liberia, including granting land ownership right to non-Negroes. Appearing on Power FM, a local radio station in Monrovia on…

Kenya: Miguna deportation raises gaps in citizenship regime

Publié: 17/Fév/2018
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By DR KORIR SING’OEI The deportation of Miguna Miguna has brought to the fore the need to reflect on the citizenship regime introduced by the 2010 Constitution, and the enabling regulatory framework embodied in the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act…

Zimbabwe: Mudede sued over dual citizenship

Publié: 16/Fév/2018
Source: Zimbabwe Independent

Zimbabweans who have been denied dual citizenship are challenging the government to respect their constitutional rights, arguing that they risk being disenfranchised in general elections slated for July. By Hazel Ndebele Nearly three million Zimbabweans, including evicted white commercial farmers,…

Côte d’Ivoire: Dans les dédales des apatrides de la Marahoué

Publié: 16/Fév/2018
Source: Fraternité Matin (Abidjan)

«Une fois que la nationalité est acquise, rien ne permettra de dénier les droits subséquents de l’acte de naturalisation pour la plupart d’entre vous, cela relève de 1995. Depuis cette date, vous avez tous les droits et vous êtes en…

Report on Citizenship Law: South Africa

Publié: 15/Fév/2018
Source: Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT)

By Christine Hobden Review of the history and current status of South African citizenship law, published as part of a series of in-depth country reports by the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT), Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute.…

Côte d’Ivoire: Lutte contre l’apatridie, un défi colossal

Publié: 15/Fév/2018
Source: Linfodrome (Abidjan)

Alassane Coulibaly est né dans les années 96 à Abobo. A 22 ans, le jeune homme n’a pas d’extrait d’acte de naissance et ne possède non plus aucun autre document d’identité. C’est qu’à sa naissance, il n’a pas été enregistré.…