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

Published: 11/Juin/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 […]

African-American wants court to grant him Kenyan citizenship by ancestry

Published: 28/Mai/2024
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)

An African-American who is seeking to be recognised as a Kenyan citizen by ancestry, has claimed that he suffered name-calling when he lived in the US. While testifying before a Mombasa court, Mr Mubarak Abdul Muqsit Akram said since his […]

Tanzania to finalise ‘special status’ plans for the Diaspora

Published: 28/Mai/2024
Source: The Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

Dodoma. The government revealed its plans to finalize the granting of special status to citizens of other countries with Tanzanian roots. This announcement was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, January Makamba, during the presentation […]

Namibia: Stateless dream deferred

Published: 21/Mai/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/Mai/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