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South Africa: This Is Home – Esther

July 30, 2021 1:07 pm Published by Comments Off on South Africa: This Is Home – Esther

This Is Home is a campaign that documents the lives of inspiring young people in South Africa who are stateless or at risk of becoming stateless. The campaign provides explainers on statelessness and practical solutions for The Department of Home…


Shona community in Kenya to get citizenship

July 29, 2021 8:15 am Published by Comments Off on Shona community in Kenya to get citizenship

The ethnic Shona community in Kenya, descendents from people who emigrated in the 1930s, and then in the 1960s as missionaries, will soon finally get certificates of citizenship following the decision at the end of last year by the Kenyan…


Shona community in Kenya to finally get certificate of citizenship

July 28, 2021 10:34 am Published by Comments Off on Shona community in Kenya to finally get certificate of citizenship

by CYRUS OMBATI Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi will Wednesday grant a certificate of Citizenship to the Shona Community. This follows the move by Kenya to recognize the community as part of Kenyans. The Shona arrived in Kenya in 1959.…


Government to end statelessness in Kenya – Matiang’i

July 28, 2021 10:22 am Published by Comments Off on Government to end statelessness in Kenya – Matiang’i

by CYRUS OMBATI The last of stateless people in the country who qualify for Kenyan citizenship will have their status regularized by December this year. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday announced the process to grant Kenyan citizenship to…


‘Stateless’ Zimbabweans endure prejudice without identity

July 26, 2021 3:56 pm Published by Comments Off on ‘Stateless’ Zimbabweans endure prejudice without identity

Isiah Guvira, a 42-year-old Zimbabwean of Mozambican origin, has worked as a farmer in Lions Den, a growth point 114km west of the capital, Harare, for his entire life. Since he does not have any official documents, he classified himself…


Nigeria: NIN Enrolment Reaches 54 Million as FG Approves 31st of October (UPDATED) as NIN-SIM Verification Deadline

July 26, 2021 9:52 am Published by Comments Off on Nigeria: NIN Enrolment Reaches 54 Million as FG Approves 31st of October (UPDATED) as NIN-SIM Verification Deadline

(26 July, 2021) – The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to 31st of October, 2021. The extension was as a result of the virtual meeting chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications…


Kenya: Street Kids Plead for Healthcare, IDs

July 25, 2021 10:42 am Published by Comments Off on Kenya: Street Kids Plead for Healthcare, IDs

By Collins Omulo Nairobi Street Families Consortium chairperson Peter Ndiboe said they should be considered for the universal health care being rolled out by the government as all lives matter and none should be lost because of discrimination. He pointed…


South Africa: This Is Home – Hans

July 23, 2021 1:10 pm Published by Comments Off on South Africa: This Is Home – Hans

This Is Home is a campaign that documents the lives of inspiring young people in South Africa who are stateless or at risk of becoming stateless. The campaign provides explainers on statelessness and practical solutions for The Department of Home…


Mauritius: Storing biometric data on identity cards violates privacy – UN Human Rights Committee

July 22, 2021 2:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Mauritius: Storing biometric data on identity cards violates privacy – UN Human Rights Committee

GENEVA (22 July 2021) — The UN Human Rights Committee has found that Mauritius’ 2013 National Identity Card Act violates its citizens’ privacy rights, as there are no sufficient guarantees that the fingerprints and other biometric data stored on the…