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Kenya: Matiang’i on the Spot as Ruto Govt Issues Miguna New Passport

September 21, 2022 6:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Kenya: Matiang’i on the Spot as Ruto Govt Issues Miguna New Passport

By Paul Kurgat Kenya Kwanza allies want outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to be compelled to pay the exiled lawyer, Miguna Miguna, Ksh7 million as ordered by the court. Lawyer Nelson Havi led the clamour, arguing that the High […]


Kenya: Lawyer Miguna Miguna gets new passport

September 20, 2022 6:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Kenya: Lawyer Miguna Miguna gets new passport

By Fred Kagonye | Sep 20, 2022 Lawyer Dr Miguna Miguna has taken to Twitter to reveal that he has received a new passport, five years since he was ‘deported’ from Kenya to Canada. In a tweet, Miguna stated that […]


Nigeria reaches 90M digital ID registrations as database capacity issue looms

September 19, 2022 9:55 am Published by Comments Off on Nigeria reaches 90M digital ID registrations as database capacity issue looms

By Ayang Macdonald Nigeria officials say they have so far been able to register the biometrics of almost 90 million citizens for National Identification Numbers despite many bottlenecks. The success means that a capacity crunch could be ahead, however. Speaking […]


Nigeria: 286 Britons, Lebanese, Italians, others get Nigerian citizenship

September 11, 2022 8:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Nigeria: 286 Britons, Lebanese, Italians, others get Nigerian citizenship

The Federal Government has announced the conferment of citizenship by naturalisation and registration to 286 foreign nationals from 49 countries. In an advertorial signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, and made available to Sunday PUNCH […]


Liberia: Tussle Over Dual Citizenship

September 11, 2022 5:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Liberia: Tussle Over Dual Citizenship

By R. Joyclyn Wea The Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court of Liberia are at each other’s throat, legally dabbling to fine-tune the authorization of Liberian citizenship or issuance of Liberian passport to natural born Liberian citizens in foreign […]


South Africa: LHR in court over client’s 4-year wait on Department of Home Affairs decision

September 6, 2022 8:01 am Published by Comments Off on South Africa: LHR in court over client’s 4-year wait on Department of Home Affairs decision

[Press statement] LHR’s Statelessness Project is in the Pretoria High Court today representing a stateless person who has waited 4 years for a decision from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on his application for legal status. Mr. Kganyapa has […]


Liberia: “New Dual Citizenship Law does not make natural-born 2nd Class Citizen”

September 5, 2022 12:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Liberia: “New Dual Citizenship Law does not make natural-born 2nd Class Citizen”

Says ALCOD’s Eminent Chairman Emmanuel S. Wettee The Eminent Chairman of the All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCOD), Eminent Emmanuel S. Wettee, has come up to provide clarity on the new Dual Citizenship Law, saying it does not make natural-born […]


Nigeria: Our Constitution Discriminates Against Women On Citizenship – Aregbesola

September 3, 2022 8:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Nigeria: Our Constitution Discriminates Against Women On Citizenship – Aregbesola

by Christiana Nwaogu Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has flayed the Nigerian Constitution over its discriminatory stance against women on matters of citizenship, saying the federal government was moving to address and put an end to statelessness. Speaking yesterday […]


Nigeria: FG launches national action plan on eradication of statelessness

September 3, 2022 8:31 am Published by Comments Off on Nigeria: FG launches national action plan on eradication of statelessness

By Tina Abeku, Abuja The Federal Government yesterday launched a National Action Plan, (NAP), to eradicate statelessness in Nigeria in line with the international treaties and conventions on the status of stateless persons towards upholding basic human rights, ending vulnerability […]


Nigeria: Federal government to end statelessness in 2024

September 2, 2022 8:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Nigeria: Federal government to end statelessness in 2024

The Federal Government has restated its determination to eradicate statelessness by 2024. This position was stated by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Friday, during the launching and inauguration of high power steering committee on National Action Plan on […]


Central African Republic top court blocks purchases with new cryptocurrency

August 29, 2022 5:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Central African Republic top court blocks purchases with new cryptocurrency

BANGUI, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Central African Republic’s Constitutional Court on Monday ruled that the purchase of citizenship, “e-residency” and land using a cryptocurrency the government launched last month was unconstitutional. The “Sango Coin” went on sale on July 21 […]