Archives de l'auteur Bronwen Manby

Namibia: Stateless dream deferred

mai 21, 2024 3:49 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Namibia: Stateless dream deferred

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

mai 15, 2024 1:38 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Ghana: Francis Osei-Bonsu v. Attorney-General

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

mai 14, 2024 2:00 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Stevie Wonder Secures Ghanaian Citizenship

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

mai 13, 2024 1:49 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Benin govt proposes a bill to grant nationality to Afro-descendants

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

mai 10, 2024 1:51 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Bénin: Compte rendu du Conseil des Ministres du 08 mai 2024

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

mai 9, 2024 4:15 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Kenya: Digital Identity (ID) roll-out on course, PS

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 […]


Kenya: Government must not replicate discriminatory, arbitrary nature of vetting in new ID guidelines

mai 8, 2024 4:58 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Kenya: Government must not replicate discriminatory, arbitrary nature of vetting in new ID guidelines

The Government of Kenya has taken an important step,by recognizing ID vetting as discriminatory and acknowledging changes are needed to align the ID registration system with the Constitution. However, the government risks replicating the arbitrary and discretionary nature of vetting […]


Liberia launches mass biometric enrollment for citizens, aliens

mai 2, 2024 8:09 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Liberia launches mass biometric enrollment for citizens, aliens

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

mai 1, 2024 3:46 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Oct – Dec 2023

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 […]


Chiefs to take personal responsibility for foreigners obtaining Kenyan IDs in their areas

avril 29, 2024 9:15 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Chiefs to take personal responsibility for foreigners obtaining Kenyan IDs in their areas

Chiefs will take personal responsibility for any Kenyan National ID Card issued to foreigners in their regions after the dissolution of vetting committees from Wednesday, May 1. Immigration and Citizen Services Principal Secretary Julius Bitok and his Interior and National […]


Kenya: Gov’t dissolves vetting committees, Chiefs to be held accountable for ID issuance

avril 29, 2024 9:11 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Kenya: Gov’t dissolves vetting committees, Chiefs to be held accountable for ID issuance

Chiefs will be held personally liable for any issuance of Kenyan National ID Cards to non-natives within their jurisdictions following the disbandment of vetting committees starting Wednesday this week. This decision, announced by Immigration and Citizen Services PS Julius Bitok […]


Is it time for an integrated African digital identity?

avril 26, 2024 1:35 Publié par Commentaires fermés sur Is it time for an integrated African digital identity?

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 […]