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At Last A Treaty to Protect Citizenship Rights and End Statelessness in Africa

February 18, 2024 6:17 pm Published by Comments Off on At Last A Treaty to Protect Citizenship Rights and End Statelessness in Africa

By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu This past week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) adopted a new treaty Relating to the Specific Aspects to the Right to a Nationality and […]


Ugandans in diaspora to register for National Identity Cards (IDs)

February 15, 2024 8:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Ugandans in diaspora to register for National Identity Cards (IDs)

Ugandans living in the diaspora will be able to register online for new or renewal of National Identity Cards (IDs), when the mass enrollment for the exercise commences in June this year, the Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Gen. […]


Liberia: Rep. Bility Introduces Bill Calling for Amendment of Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law of 2022

February 15, 2024 8:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Liberia: Rep. Bility Introduces Bill Calling for Amendment of Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law of 2022

CAPITOL HILL, Monrovia – Representative Musa Hansan (Bility) District #7, Nimba County) has introduced a bill seeking the amendment of the Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law of 2022. In a statement accompanying the draft law, Rep. Bility described the proposal […]


Uganda: Registration for upgraded national IDs to start June 2024

February 13, 2024 9:34 am Published by Comments Off on Uganda: Registration for upgraded national IDs to start June 2024

By Elizabeth Kamurungi Mass enrolment to register or renew expiring Identity Cards (IDs) of close to 30 million Ugandans is expected to start June 1, a year later than the original date, internal affairs state minister Gen David Muhoozi, told […]


South Africa: LHR makes submission on poorly written White Paper from Home Affairs, calls for its withdrawal

February 1, 2024 8:52 pm Published by Comments Off on South Africa: LHR makes submission on poorly written White Paper from Home Affairs, calls for its withdrawal

Yesterday, 31 January 2024, was the deadline for public comments and submissions on the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a complete overhaul of the migration system in South Africa. In spite […]


Digital ID in Kenya: An Advisory Policy Paper providing a roadmap to the implementation of a Rights Respecting Digital ID Regime in Kenya

January 31, 2024 7:45 am Published by Comments Off on Digital ID in Kenya: An Advisory Policy Paper providing a roadmap to the implementation of a Rights Respecting Digital ID Regime in Kenya

Introduction The Government of Kenya has prioritised improvement of service delivery to its citizens through leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the reform strategy/agenda. Many of the services are also revenue streams for the government that it intends to […]


UNHCR applauds São Tomé and Principe’s pledge to eradicate statelessness

January 26, 2024 9:03 pm Published by Comments Off on UNHCR applauds São Tomé and Principe’s pledge to eradicate statelessness

GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, extends its appreciation to the Government and people of São Tomé and Principe for their commitment to ending statelessness through the recent accession to two statelessness conventions. On 15 January, São Tomé and […]


Advocating for Change: The 2022 Dual Citizenship Act Reformation for Liberians in the Diaspora

January 22, 2024 3:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Advocating for Change: The 2022 Dual Citizenship Act Reformation for Liberians in the Diaspora

Led by Eminent Emmanuel S. Wettee and his dedicated team, the All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCOD) has tirelessly championed reforms in the 2022 Dual Citizenship Act. A contentious issue their advocacy addresses is the law’s provision preventing Liberian-born […]


Two Senegal Opposition Leaders Excluded From Final List of Presidential Candidates

January 21, 2024 8:40 am Published by Comments Off on Two Senegal Opposition Leaders Excluded From Final List of Presidential Candidates

DAKAR — Senegal’s highest election authority has excluded two top opposition leaders from the final list of candidates for the West African nation’s presidential election next month. The party of the main challenger called the move a “dangerous precedent” on Sunday. […]