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Addressing Statelessness Through the Rule of Law

Published: 6/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR / IDLO

More than 4.3 million people are stateless—that is, they are not recognized as a national by any country. Stateless people are often denied access to education, health care, employment, property ownership, freedom of movement, and political participation, and they are […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2022

Published: 5/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Top events and news• Liberia becomes the third country since the start of the #IBelong Campaign to reform legislation to grant women and men equal rights in passing on their nationality to their children.• Nigeria adopts […]

Indigenous community in Uganda seeks an end to their statelessness

Published: 1/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

After decades of statelessness, the Benet community in Uganda are struggling to survive and access basic services like education and health care. By Tukundane Yonna in Mount Elgon, Uganda Moses Mwanga Kapchekwengu sits on an old rocking chair outside his […]

Coopération: le Japon appuie la santé numérique en RDC

Published: 26/Nov/2022

Dans sa phase pilote, le projet cible les provinces de Kinshasa, du Kongo central, du Kasaï central et du Haut-Katanga. L’ambassadeur du Japon en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Minami Hiro, a indiqué dans son allocution que dans ce pays, le processus […]

Comores : perpétuité requise contre l’ex-président Ahmed Abdallah Sambi

Published: 24/Nov/2022
Source: / AFP

Les procureurs des Comores ont requis jeudi une peine de prison à vie contre l’ancien président Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, jugé par contumace pour haute trahison. “Il a trahi la mission qui lui a été confiée par les Comoriens”, a martelé […]

Statelessness in Southern Africa Quarterly Newsletter: Q3 2022

Published: 22/Nov/2022
Source: Southern Africa Nationality Network / UNHCR / Lawyers for Human Rights

This quarterly newsletter includes highlights on the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness, and news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kingdom of Eswatini,  Kingdom of Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, South Africa and  Zambia. DRC: […]