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Nigeria: Mandatory use of identity numbers begins in January 2019 – FG

Publié: 18/Sep/2018
Source: Daily Trust (Abuja)

By Zakariyya Adaramola The Federal Government says it is enforcing the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) beginning from January 1, 2019. The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, disclosed this in…

Nigeria: The case of citizen Kemi Adeosun

Publié: 18/Sep/2018
Source: The Guardian (Abuja)

By Feyi Fawehinmi I was never a fan of the now former Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun. I’m also not a fan of the NYSC programme – as I wrote here in December 2016, the programme is an immoral and unfair…

Zimbabwe: Gonda to get passport

Publié: 14/Sep/2018
Source: Bulawayo24

REGISTRAR-General Mr Tobaiwa Tonneth Mudede has agreed to issue a passport to United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean journalist Violet Gonda, who last week unsuccessfully applied for the travel document because she was « blacklisted ». Gonda, who returned home early this year after spending…

South Africa: MPs laugh off Guptas’ ‘KFC appeal’ for citizenship

Publié: 13/Sep/2018
Source: The Citizen (Johannesburg)

The controversial family’s motivation included that it has invested R25bn in SA, employed 7,000 people and was involved in social upliftment projects. The chairman of a parliamentary inquiry had to call for order on Thursday when MPs sniggered and others…

South Africa: Parliament continues investigation into Gupta naturalisation

Publié: 12/Sep/2018
Source: Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)

Ra’eesa Pather The home affairs portfolio committee will begin hearing testimony under oath about how Gupta brothers Rajesh and Atul were granted permission by Home Affairs to become South African citizens, in an investigation that might provide additional support to…

Journalist Violet Gonda denied Zim passport by govt; told she’s blacklisted

Publié: 5/Sep/2018
Source: New Zimbabwe

JOURNALIST Violet Gonda has been refused a Zimbabwean passport by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede because she was apparently blacklisted by the government. She is believed to be one of many Zimbabweans on Mudede’s so-called ‘stop list’. Gonda was born, raised…

Zimbabwean journalist denied passport

Publié: 5/Sep/2018
Source: Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)

Violet Gonda, a Zimbabwean journalist who has been working abroad for the past eighteen years was this week, denied a Zimbabwean passport. Gonda who currently holds a UK passport was told that she was on a government blacklist due to…

South Africa: Gigaba to explain Gupta family naturalisation

Publié: 4/Sep/2018
Source: Political Analysis South Africa

Home Affairs Minister Gigaba will now have to detail the circumstances surrounding his decision to grant the family citizenship, despite them not meeting some of the requirements. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will be summoned to parliament, as part of…