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Namibia: Stateless dream deferred

Published: 21/May/2024
Source: New Era (Windhoek)

Cabinet had directed the ministry of home affairs to address the issue of undocumented and stateless persons in the country in 2021. Although the ministry ambitiously set sights on realising this target and resolving the problem by 2025, eradicating statelessness […]

Ghana: Francis Osei-Bonsu v. Attorney-General

Published: 15/May/2024
Source: Supreme Court of Ghana

Supreme Court judgment ruling that persons with dual citizenship can be appointed as Chief Justice, Chief Directors and other positions. Download PDF : Osei-Bonsu-v-AG_GHASC2024

Stevie Wonder Secures Ghanaian Citizenship

Published: 14/May/2024
Source: Ghana Presidency

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has conferred Ghanaian citizenship upon the legendary musician, humanitarian, and global icon, Stevland Hardaway Morris, popularly known as, Stevie Wonder. This conferment, according to President Akufo-Addo, not only recognize his immense […]

Benin govt proposes a bill to grant nationality to Afro-descendants

Published: 13/May/2024

The government of the Republic of Benin has welcomed a new bill aimed at giving Beninese nationality to Afro-descendants. Adopted by the Council of Ministers on May 8, 2024, the bill is intends to help Afro-descendants reconnect with their ancestral […]

Bénin: Compte rendu du Conseil des Ministres du 08 mai 2024

Published: 10/May/2024
Source: Secretariat Général du Gouvernement: Présidence de la République du Bénin

Le Conseil des Ministres s’est réuni mercredi, le 08 mai 2024, sous la présidence de Monsieur Patrice TALON, Président de la République, Chef de l’État, Chef du Gouvernement. Les décisions ci-après ont été prises : I- Mesures normatives. I-1. Transmission […]

Kenya: Digital Identity (ID) roll-out on course, PS

Published: 9/May/2024

Kenyans have been assured that their data is safe as the government’s moves to introduce a third generation digital Identity Card. Immigration and Citizen Services Cabinet Secretary Julius Bitok, said that the government is complying with all the regulations and […]

Liberia launches mass biometric enrollment for citizens, aliens

Published: 2/May/2024
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald A nationwide campaign in Liberia to register citizens and foreigners into the country’s national identification database was due to be launched May 2 in the presence of President Joseph Boakai. In a recent announcement, the National Identification […]

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 […]

Is it time for an integrated African digital identity?

Published: 26/Apr/2024
Source: Biometric Update

Architect of Kenya’s Maisha Namba says Africa needs united digital economy By Joel R. McConvey A leading politician in Kenya is calling for the establishment of an integrated African digital identity in order to foster connectivity and strengthen economic ties […]