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UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Oct – Dec 2023

Published: 1/May/2024
Source: UNHCR

Selected extracts relevant to Africa: Highlights The Republic of Congo officially joined the 1954 and 1961 Statelessness Conventions, fulfilling a commitment made at the 2019 High-Level Segment on Statelessness. Sao Tome and Principe’s President signed a decree for the country’s […]

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Benin: Government Proposes Bill to Recognize Afro-Descendants as Nationals

Published: 11/Jun/2024
Source: Law Library of Congress (Washington DC)

On May 8, 2024, the Council of Ministers of Benin submitted to parliament a draft law recognizing Beninese nationality for “Afro-descendants”—persons with sub-Saharan African ancestry deported during the slave trade. The Beninese government expressed that many Afro-descendants wish to reconnect […]