Egypt: Dissidents Abroad Denied Identity Documents

Published: 13/Mar/2023
Source: Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – The Egyptian authorities in recent years have systematically refused to provide or renew the identity documents of dozens of dissidents, journalists, and human rights activists living abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. The refusal is apparently intended to […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update October – December 2022

Published: 15/Feb/2023
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Implementation of the Global Action Plan Action 1: Resolve existing major situations of statelessness On 12 December, during Kenya’s 59th Jamhuri Day (Independence day) celebrations, President Dr. William Ruto announced that the Government will “initiate modalities […]

Malawi ID Roadmap

Published: 7/Dec/2022
Source: ID4Africa

Supplement to ID4Africa livecast discussion with Principal Secretary – NRB Mphatso Sambo Download:

Addressing Statelessness Through the Rule of Law

Published: 6/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR / IDLO

More than 4.3 million people are stateless—that is, they are not recognized as a national by any country. Stateless people are often denied access to education, health care, employment, property ownership, freedom of movement, and political participation, and they are […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2022

Published: 5/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Top events and news• Liberia becomes the third country since the start of the #IBelong Campaign to reform legislation to grant women and men equal rights in passing on their nationality to their children.• Nigeria adopts […]

Statelessness and its Risk in Angola and for Angolans Living Abroad

Published: 1/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

By Michael Offermann Summary Angola has actively embraced the 10-year #IBelong campaign do eradicate statelessness that UNHCR launched in 2014. The country participated in the 2017 Regional Conference of the Members States of the International Conference of the Great Lakes […]

Statelessness in Southern Africa Quarterly Newsletter: Q3 2022

Published: 22/Nov/2022
Source: Southern Africa Nationality Network / UNHCR / Lawyers for Human Rights

This quarterly newsletter includes highlights on the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness, and news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kingdom of Eswatini,  Kingdom of Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, South Africa and  Zambia. DRC: […]

A Statistical Update on Birth Registration in Africa

Published: 21/Oct/2022
Source: UNICEF

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 placed birth registration firmly on the international development agenda. It includes a dedicated target (16.9) under Goal 16 – namely, to provide legal […]

Zimbabwe: Country Report

Published: 1/Oct/2022
Source: Asylum Research Centre for UNHCR

October 2022 (COI between 1st January 2020 and 31st August 2022) Background: This report presents Country of Origin Information (COI) on Zimbabwe focusing on a range of profiles identified to be of relevance in refugee status determination for Zimbabwean nationals. […]

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