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Central Africa

East Africa

Tanzania: Granting diaspora special status in final stages

Published: 6/Apr/2024
Source: Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

By Rodgers Luhwago DODOMA: THE government is finalising legal procedures for granting special status to Tanzanians residing abroad, the Parliament was told on Friday. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Daniel Sillo spoke on the new development on the matter when […]

North Africa

Tunisie: Nouvelles conditions de candidature pour les élections présidentielles

Published: 8/Apr/2024
Source: Tuniscope

L’Instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Élections (ISIE) se prépare activement après l’Aïd el-Fitr en vue des élections présidentielles, s’engageant dans des travaux allant de l’élaboration du calendrier à la révision des réglementations définissant les conditions de candidature. Selon le porte-parole […]

Southern Africa

WHAT qualifies as identification in South Africa if you have no ID?

Published: 8/Apr/2024
Source: The South African

by Ray Leathern Many South Africans and foreign nationals say they experience problems getting identity documents from Home Affairs. When we covered the latest updates to smart card identification in South Africa earlier this year, we were inundated by message […]

West Africa

Confusion as Nigeria national ID cards multiply

Published: 9/Apr/2024
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald There’ve been mixed reactions in Nigeria after the federal government unveiled plans to introduce a new multi-purpose national digital ID card, with some describing it as a duplicative effort and a waste of resources. In a statement […]