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South Africa: LHR in the Pretoria High Court for stateless client

October 27, 2022 8:43 am Published by Comments Off on South Africa: LHR in the Pretoria High Court for stateless client

PRESS STATEMENT Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is in the North Gauteng Division of the High Court today, representing a stateless client in a case again the Minister and Director General of Home Affairs. LHR’s client, Mr Khoza, is the […]


Les Comoriens binationaux ne sont plus éligibles à la course à la présidence

October 26, 2022 6:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Les Comoriens binationaux ne sont plus éligibles à la course à la présidence

Le gouvernement comorien veut empêcher les binationaux, notamment les citoyens qui sont également français, de se présenter à l’élection présidentielle de 2024, selon un projet de loi actuellement examiné au Parlement dont l’AFP a obtenu copie. “Si un candidat est […]


Experts Group Meeting of the 6th Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration

October 24, 2022 2:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Experts Group Meeting of the 6th Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration

A Decade into APAI-CRVS: Reflecting on progress and accelerating efforts towards 2030 through transformed systems. Experts Group Meeting of the 6th Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration will be held from 24-28th October 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia […]


More than half of world’s unregistered children under 5 in Africa – UNICEF

October 24, 2022 9:51 am Published by Comments Off on More than half of world’s unregistered children under 5 in Africa – UNICEF

Concerted efforts and focus are urgently needed to raise birth registration levels among the poorest children. ADDIS ABABA, 24 October 2022 — Of the 164 million unregistered children under 5 worldwide, more than half (around 91 million) live in Africa, […]


A Statistical Update on Birth Registration in Africa

October 21, 2022 9:44 am Published by Comments Off on A Statistical Update on Birth Registration in Africa

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 placed birth registration firmly on the international development agenda. It includes a dedicated target (16.9) under Goal 16 – namely, to provide legal […]


How To Obtain Egyptian Citizenship?

October 16, 2022 10:33 am Published by Comments Off on How To Obtain Egyptian Citizenship?

Do you want to be Egyptian? In this article, we will discuss all requirements to obtain Egyptian Citizenship The requirements to obtain Egyptian citizenship: Egyptian Law 140 of 2019 sets out the controls for granting Egyptian citizenship to a foreigner. […]


Liberia: Law Authorizing Dual Citizenship and Allowing Women to Pass Citizenship to Their Children Enacted

October 13, 2022 9:01 am Published by Comments Off on Liberia: Law Authorizing Dual Citizenship and Allowing Women to Pass Citizenship to Their Children Enacted

On July 25, 2022, Liberia enacted an amendment (Amendment Law) to the 1973 Aliens and Nationality Law (1973 Law). Among the key changes that the Amendment Law brought about are the replacement of a provision that allows only men to […]


Zimbabwe: 65yrs after leaving home, Magriti Gama fights for citizenship

October 10, 2022 9:40 am Published by Comments Off on Zimbabwe: 65yrs after leaving home, Magriti Gama fights for citizenship

Thandeka Moyo-Ndlovu, Senior Reporter IMMIGRATION experts have said the 67-year-old granny who brought 15 relatives to Zimbabwe from Mozambique can claim Zimbabwean citizenship if she proves that she was born in the country. Ms Magriti Gama, who left the country […]


Nigeria: Aregbesola reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to eliminating statelessness

October 9, 2022 7:30 am Published by Comments Off on Nigeria: Aregbesola reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to eliminating statelessness

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to joining the global effort to eliminate statelessness. The minister gave the affirmation when he featured at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Sunday. […]


South Africa Says Nearly 600 Foreigners’ Fake Marriages Cancelled, Phony Passports Seized in Nationwide Crackdown

October 6, 2022 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on South Africa Says Nearly 600 Foreigners’ Fake Marriages Cancelled, Phony Passports Seized in Nationwide Crackdown

Thuso Khumalo South African Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department is tracking foreign nationals, who engaged in fraudulent marriages to get citizenship of South Africa, as well as those using fraudulent passports. Minister Motsoaledi told reporters in Johannesburg […]


Zimbabwe: 3 million civic documents issued during blitz

October 2, 2022 3:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Zimbabwe: 3 million civic documents issued during blitz

The Sunday Mail The mobile registration drive ended on Friday, with over three million civic documents having been issued. The figure is one million more than the planned target. The exercise, which was meant to clear the backlog that arose […]