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Statelessness: Why Nationality Rights Are Crucial For African Women

Published: 28/Nov/2023
Source: Equality Now

Nationality rights encompass the legal acknowledgement of an individual’s connection to a specific nation. It confers upon them the status of a citizen or a national. These rights are especially significant for women, granting them the vital ability to pass […]

As an African, is it easy to obtain a passport in your country?

Published: 24/Nov/2023
Source: Ghana Business News

By Emmanuel K Dogbevi Applying for and getting a travel document such as a passport in most African countries can be a traumatic experience for most citizens. Despite advances in technology, which normally should improve service delivery in particular for […]

Somali Cabinet okays CRVS bill, seeks digital ID collaboration with Ethiopia

Published: 21/Nov/2023
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald Somalia’s Cabinet Ministers have approved a draft civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) legislation, a major step forward in the country’s quest to modernize its citizen identification system after many years of political turmoil. The document, submitted […]

Reprieve for Kenyans as court halts new passports, ID charges

Published: 12/Nov/2023
Source: The Standard (Kenya)

By Kamau Muthoni The High Court in Nairobi has frozen a gazette notice introducing new charges for all identification documents issued by the government. Justice Lawrence Mugambi’s orders follow a case by Nakuru-based surgeon Gikenyi Magayi challenging the new charges […]

Press statement on the release of the white paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a complete overhaul of the migration system in South Africa

Published: 12/Nov/2023
Source: South African Department of Home Affairs

The Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs; Commissioner: Border Management Authority; Members of the Refugee Appeals Authority; Members of the Standing Committee on Refugee Affairs; Senior Management of the Department of Home Affairs; Journalists of various media houses; All […]

S Africa Radical changes proposed in white paper on citizenship, migration

Published: 12/Nov/2023
Source: The Sunday Times (Johannesburg)

By Ernest Mabuza The Citizenship Act and Births and Deaths Registration Act must be repealed in their entirely and included in a single piece of legislation dealing with citizenship, immigration and refugee protection. This is one of the proposals contained […]

Apatrides : 4,4 millions de personnes dans l’ombre de la citoyenneté

Published: 9/Nov/2023
Source: National Geographic

Ce sont des ombres. Des cohortes fantomatiques d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants sans existence légale, prisonniers de limbes administratifs qui les vouent aux marges des sociétés. Il y aurait 10 millions de personnes apatrides ou à risque d’apatridie à travers le monde, […]

DRC top court confirms opposition leader’s Congolese nationality

Published: 30/Oct/2023
Source: Africanews

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s top court on Monday threw out a suit seeking to bar opposition politician Moise Katumbi from running for president on the grounds that he was not Congolese. The wealthy businessman, whose father was Italian, is […]

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