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Surveillance-enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar

Published: 28/Jun/2022
Source: Centre for Internet and Society, India

Research and Writing by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari In the recent past, political justifications for national biometric identity systems has shifted from security and terrorism to the promotion of human development and social and economic inclusion, particularly for the…

Central Africa

East Africa

Meet Kenyan Community Voting for the First Time

Published: 6/Aug/2022
Source: Kenyans.Co.ke

By MAUREEN NJERI The Shona will participate in their first ever General Election n Kenya nearly six decades after the community migrated from Zimbabwe. Speaking to BBC Africa, the community secretary general Oliver Muregerera was excited to finally exercise his civil…

North Africa

Conditions set for Egyptians to obtain foreign nationality explained

Published: 4/Aug/2022
Source: Egypt Independent

Egyptian law allows citizens to be granted permission to naturalize a foreign nationality while retaining their Egyptian nationality and that makes them exempt from military service. Masry Al-Youm answers how the Egyptian expatriates obtain the approval of the Egyptian authorities…

Southern Africa

South Africa : ANC wants tighter citizenship laws to keep out foreigners

Published: 31/Jul/2022
Source: Daily News (Harare)

SPOUSAL and relative’s visas should be done away with because the system is being “abused by foreign nationals” to settle in SA, the ANC has said in an additional discussion document distributed to delegates at the policy conference on Friday…

West Africa