A resource for all those working to ensure respect for the right to a nationality and an end to statelessness on the African continent.

Read About Us


Central Africa

DR Congo: Reject Discriminatory Nationality Bill

Published: 2/May/2023
Source: Human Rights Watch

(Kinshasa) – The Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament should reject a draft law that authorities could use to discriminate against Congolese citizens on the basis of their parents’ national origin, Human Rights Watch said today. The law would exclude from […]

East Africa

Chito: It took me 10 years to acquire Kenyan citizenship

Published: 27/May/2023
Source: KISS FM (Nairobi)

by Penninah Njoki Did you know Morning Kiss host Chito Ndhlovu is not naturally a Kenyan? The talented radio host acquired his Kenyan citizenship by applying for it and the process took him 10 years. Sharing his journey during an […]

North Africa

Egypt: House of Representatives Approves New Amendments to Citizenship Law

Published: 8/May/2023
Source: Library of Congress (USA)

On April 12, 2023, the Egyptian House of Representatives approved new modifications to Law No. 26 of 1975 on Citizenship. The new amendments pertain to articles 6 and 11 of the Citizenship Law. New Amendments Amendment to Article 6 Under the new […]

Southern Africa

Born in Zimbabwe to Zimbabwean parents but stateless for 19 years

Published: 29/May/2023
Source: New Zimbabwe

“SHE was born in 2003 and only got a birth certificate at the age of 19 after a long battle.” Smangele Ndebele (50) a Child Care Worker (CCW) and foster mom in Tsholotsho’s Mvundlana village, narrated a sad story of […]

West Africa

Nigeria: FG introduces ‘Brown Card’ for permanent residency

Published: 28/May/2023
Source: Vanguard (Abuja)

Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja The Federal Government has introduced the ‘Brown Card’, a new legal instrument for permanent residency for eligible foreign nationals. This was as it conferred Nigerian Citizenship on 385 deserving adult foreign nationals from different countries. In his […]