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Central Africa

Controversy trails big money biometric ID card contract in DR Congo

Published: 19/Jun/2024
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald A mega money contract for the production of biometric national ID cards in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is facing the risk of being revoked following allegations of irregularities. The contract, worth $697 million, is […]

East Africa

Kenya: Citizenship Rights: The Quest for Identification

Published: 10/Jul/2024
Source: The Elephant (Nairobi)

For certain communities in Kenya, citizenship is presented as an issue of ineligibility, and as a matter of national security rather than rights. By Fred Nasubo and David Ngira Civil rights organisations and community-based organisations in Kenya have disparaged the […]

North Africa

Réforme constitutionnelle : l’Algérie aussi vise ses binationaux

Published: 26/Jun/2024
Source: La Voix du Nord (Lille)

Par Lakhdar Belaid La question des binationaux revient dans le débat politique. Originaire du Valenciennois, l’historien Nedjib Sidi Moussa rappelle que l’Algérie les exclut déjà de postes stratégiques. Et il est impossible, pour une personne née algérienne de renoncer à […]

Southern Africa

West Africa

Nigeria: AFRIDU Appeals for Citizenship to Descendants in Diaspora

Published: 9/Jul/2024
Source: Voice of Nigeria

By Margaret Ebeshi, Abuja The African Diaspora Union (AFRIDU), has appealed to the Nigerian government to consider the option of granting citizenship for African Descendants who were victims of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja […]