Dual nationality

Although international human rights law leaves it to the discretion of states whether to permit a person with the nationality of that state also to hold the nationality of another state, there is an increasing trend internationally and in Africa for states to permit dual (or multiple) nationality.  A clear majority of African states now allow dual nationality both for citizens from birth and for those who naturalise. In some countries, such as South Africa, government permission must be obtained.

Key Resources

"The objectives of the African Union shall be to… invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our Continent"

Protocol on Amendments to the Constitutive Act of the African Union, 2003