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Uganda: Minister Admits to Mistakes in ID issuance

Publié: 18/Juil/2019
Source: The Tower Post (Kampala)

By Marion Ayebazibwe Government has acknowledged mistakes in the process of acquiring new and replacing lost national identification cards. The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Hon. Obiga Kania, was on Wednesday, 17 July 2019, responding to a matter of…

Kenya: New law to make Huduma Namba compulsory

Publié: 18/Juil/2019
Source: Daily Nation (Nairobi)

By DAVID MWERE The Huduma Namba will serve as the official sufficient proof for identification in the country and its registration will now be mandatory for access to government services if the draft Huduma Bill 2019 is enacted by the…

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 35th Session of the Universal Periodic Review: Kingdom of Lesotho

Publié: 18/Juil/2019
Source: Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Southern African Nationality Network & Lawyers for Human Rights

1. The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), the Southern African Nationality Network (SANN) and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) make this joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), on the right to a nationality and human rights challenges…

Zimbabwe: Mr Registrar-General, let the people go

Publié: 16/Juil/2019
Source: Newsday (Harare)

Guest column: Paul Kaseke For some time now, Zimbabweans have not been able to renew their passports or obtain new ones due to what the Registrar-General’s office has termed ‘an acute shortage of passport paper’. It almost seems like the…

Kenya: Decades later Shona speak Kikuyu but still lack IDs

Publié: 15/Juil/2019
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By George Mugo In Summary: Shunned in Kenya and Zimbabwe, the Shona are unable to do business legally or own property. They were allowed to register with Huduma Namba as stateless people, but are yet to be given IDs. Over…

Zimbabwe: National documentation hearings start in Matabeleland North

Publié: 15/Juil/2019
Source: The Chronicle (Bulawayo)

Pamela Shumba, Senior Reporter PUBLIC hearings on the national inquiry on access to national documentation in the country are set to commence today in Matabeleland North province. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) said the public hearings, held…

No ticket to ride: Zimbabweans trapped for months without passports

Publié: 8/Juil/2019
Source: The Guardian (London)

With the registry office facing a backlog of 280,000 applications, some people have waited close to a year to work or study abroad Nyasha Chingono Every morning for the past two months Eldah Makuvise, 35, has braved the cold winter…

Migrant children face high risk of statelessness in SA – report

Publié: 8/Juil/2019
Source: Eyewitness News (Johannesburg)

According to the report, which included more than 300 foreign national children, 40% of children have no evidence of their nationality. Kaylynn Palm CAPE TOWN – Close to 40% of foreign children entering South Africa are at risk of statelessness and…