Author Archives for Bronwen Manby

Ethnic Cleansing in Zimbabwe: The Origins and Objectives of the Zimamoza Institute

June 25, 2007 10:09 am Published by Comments Off on Ethnic Cleansing in Zimbabwe: The Origins and Objectives of the Zimamoza Institute

Mission statement: We, the descendants of the migrant workers who came mainly from Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia; whose blood, sweat and taxes oiled the economic development of Zimbabwe; and who eventually became naturalised Zimbabweans due to old age, destitution, infirmity […]


Kenya: Deepak Chamanlal Kamani v. Principal Immigration Officer & 2 others

June 22, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Kenya: Deepak Chamanlal Kamani v. Principal Immigration Officer & 2 others

Kenya High Court at Nairobi, Petition No.199 of 207 [2007]  eKLR * Passport part of the right of Liberty and the right of movement under SS72(1) and 81(1) of the Constitution and its validity does not spring from any Executive […]


Mauritanie: Nouakchott demande l’aide du HCR pour rapatrier ses réfugiés

June 21, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Mauritanie: Nouakchott demande l’aide du HCR pour rapatrier ses réfugiés

C’est un premier pas dans la résolution du dossier du retour des réfugiés mauritaniens expulsés de Mauritanie au cours de la vague de répression menée sous le pouvoir du président déchu Ould Taya contre la communauté noire du pays dans […]


Nigeria: Oru camp winds up

June 19, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Nigeria: Oru camp winds up

Oke Epia The Federal Government has set June 30 as deadline for the winding up of the Oru Refugee camp and a return of the land to Ijebu North local government area of Ogun State. This was disclosed by Acting […]


Fourth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs on the Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act

June 13, 2007 10:03 am Published by Comments Off on Fourth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs on the Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act

Background Between 1981 and 1983, the Government of Zimbabwe allowed dual citizenship. In 1983, the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Act 3 of 1983 abolished dual citizenship. Between 1983-2001, a series of amendments to the Citizenship Act were made in an […]


Mauritania: exiles sue former dictator over rights abuses

June 7, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Mauritania: exiles sue former dictator over rights abuses

A group of Mauritanian exiles living in New York has come forward to accuse the former ruler of their country of “gross violations of human rights.” They are challenging their country’s justice system even as they charge the former ruler […]


Ethnic cleansing in Mauritania

June 5, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Ethnic cleansing in Mauritania

FARAI CHIDEYA, host: On Africa’s northwestern coast sits Mauritania. It straddles the continent’s black African south and Arab north. From 1989 to 1991, the former French colony experienced ethnic cleansing similar to what’s happening now in Darfur, Sudan. The country’s Arab […]


CMW Concluding Observations: Egypt, 2007

May 25, 2007 3:56 pm Published by Comments Off on CMW Concluding Observations: Egypt, 2007

CMW/C/EGY/CO/1 34.The Committee regrets that children born in Egypt of migrant workers, whether in regular or irregular situation, are not given a birth certificate by the Egyptian civil registry, in violation of article 29 of the Convention which provides that […]


Nigeria: National Identity Management Commission Act, No.23 of 2007

May 25, 2007 9:13 am Published by Comments Off on Nigeria: National Identity Management Commission Act, No.23 of 2007

Establishes the National Identity Management Commission and its powers to create a national identity database, register registrable persons, and issue identity cards. Download: Nigeria_NIMC_Act_2007


Introductory Remarks on the Launching of the African Union Diplomatic and Service Passports

May 25, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Introductory Remarks on the Launching of the African Union Diplomatic and Service Passports

Introductory Remarks by Mrs. Julia Dolly Joiner, Commissioner for Political Affairs African Union Commission on the Launching of the African Union Diplomatic and Service Passports at the Celebration of Africa Day 25 May 2007 Download file: Introductory Remarks by Julia […]


Judgement in the case concerning Ahmadou Sadio Diallo

May 24, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Judgement in the case concerning Ahmadou Sadio Diallo

Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo) Preliminary Objections Summary of the Judgment of 24 May 2007 Download file: Judgement in the Case Concerning Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (PDF)