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A Day in the Life of UNHCR Protection Officer in Cote d’Ivoire

November 30, 2016 7:06 pm Published by Comments Off on A Day in the Life of UNHCR Protection Officer in Cote d’Ivoire

Extract from Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion Bulletin for November 2016 Interview with Laura Parker Can you give us a short description of the type of work you do? I plan and coordinate statelessness activities for UNHCR in Côte d’Ivoire,…


RDC: polémique autour de la supposée double nationalité du Premier ministre

November 22, 2016 4:12 pm Published by Comments Off on RDC: polémique autour de la supposée double nationalité du Premier ministre

En République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la supposée double nationalité belgo-congolaise du Premier ministre, Samy Badibanga, est au centre d’une polémique. Pour le ministre des Relations avec le Parlement, la double nationalité pose un problème juridique et moral mais pour…


Zimbabwe: Minister Proposes Changes in Citizenship Clause

November 18, 2016 4:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Zimbabwe: Minister Proposes Changes in Citizenship Clause

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent THE Minister of Home Affairs Dr Ignatius Chombo is proposing to amend citizenship clauses in the Constitution as part of legislation reforms. If the constitutional amendment is adopted, this would be the first time the country…


South Africa: When the government fails you all your life!

November 17, 2016 3:17 pm Published by Comments Off on South Africa: When the government fails you all your life!

The right to a name and nationality is one of the most fundamental human right, however, a lot of children in South Africa spend much of their lives without this legal identity and the benefits and protections it affords. Children…


Beneath the surface of Uganda’s ‘exemplary’ refugee settlement, tensions simmer

November 16, 2016 3:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Beneath the surface of Uganda’s ‘exemplary’ refugee settlement, tensions simmer

By Tom Gardner LAKE NAKIVALE, Uganda – Nyirahubinka Maria, a Congolese refugee and mother of two, lives in “New Congo”, the oldest and largest of 86 small villages scattered over the plains and low rising hills that surround Lake Nakivale…


Cash for citizenship: rich Arab countries may pay poor islands to take ‘stateless’ Bidoons

November 15, 2016 10:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Cash for citizenship: rich Arab countries may pay poor islands to take ‘stateless’ Bidoons

Earlier this year the Comoros Islands, a small archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, expressed interest in entering talks with the Kuwaiti government. The subject? A deal that would grant Comorian citizenship to the stateless Bidoon population of Kuwait and the…


Mise en place de la carte nationale d’identité biométrique : Sanoh appelle les autres Etats de la Cedeao à matérialiser leurs engagements

November 11, 2016 10:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Mise en place de la carte nationale d’identité biométrique : Sanoh appelle les autres Etats de la Cedeao à matérialiser leurs engagements

Sanoh appelle les autres Etats de la Cedeao à matérialiser leurs engagements Au cours d’une conférence de presse qu’il a animée mardi, le Directeur de la libre circulation de la Cedeao, N’Faly Sanoh, a souligné l’urgence que les autres Etats…


Cameroun: La Nationalité Américaine de Me Jean De Dieu Momo Dechire la Toile

November 10, 2016 12:51 am Published by Comments Off on Cameroun: La Nationalité Américaine de Me Jean De Dieu Momo Dechire la Toile

De nombreux internautes ont violemment critique le president de Paddec, qui fut candidat aux présidentielles camerounaises de 2011, lorsqu’il a annonce qu’il votait le mardi 08 novembre 2016 pour le candidat républicain, Donald Trump. Lire la suite.


The Arduous Journey of the Makonde to Kenyan Citizenship

November 9, 2016 1:21 am Published by Comments Off on The Arduous Journey of the Makonde to Kenyan Citizenship

By Diana Gichengo The Makonde community in Kenya arrived in the country in the 1940s mainly as laborers in sugar and sisal plantations at the coast from Mozambique, majority of them settled in Tanzania while the rest were left in…


Remembering Adam Hussein Adam

November 7, 2016 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Remembering Adam Hussein Adam

By Achieng Akena These lives we lead, these struggles we fight – they are not without a cost that is very personal to each of us. A cost to our health, our relationships… and sometimes we pay the ultimate price,…