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Confusion as Nigeria national ID cards multiply

Published: 9/Apr/2024
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald There’ve been mixed reactions in Nigeria after the federal government unveiled plans to introduce a new multi-purpose national digital ID card, with some describing it as a duplicative effort and a waste of resources. In a statement […]

Tunisie: Nouvelles conditions de candidature pour les élections présidentielles

Published: 8/Apr/2024
Source: Tuniscope

L’Instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Élections (ISIE) se prépare activement après l’Aïd el-Fitr en vue des élections présidentielles, s’engageant dans des travaux allant de l’élaboration du calendrier à la révision des réglementations définissant les conditions de candidature. Selon le porte-parole […]

WHAT qualifies as identification in South Africa if you have no ID?

Published: 8/Apr/2024
Source: The South African

by Ray Leathern Many South Africans and foreign nationals say they experience problems getting identity documents from Home Affairs. When we covered the latest updates to smart card identification in South Africa earlier this year, we were inundated by message […]

Namibia: Over 141 000 people stateless, undocumented

Published: 6/Apr/2024
Source: The Namibian

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security says a total of 141 048 individuals have been identified and registered as stateless and undocumented. This was revealed by home affairs minister Albert Kawana in parliament this week while delivering […]

Tanzania: Granting diaspora special status in final stages

Published: 6/Apr/2024
Source: Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

By Rodgers Luhwago DODOMA: THE government is finalising legal procedures for granting special status to Tanzanians residing abroad, the Parliament was told on Friday. Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Daniel Sillo spoke on the new development on the matter when […]

Tanzania: MP makes case for dual citizenship, govt for special status

Published: 6/Apr/2024
Source: The Guardian / IPP Media (Dar es Salaam)

By Francis Kajubi THE government has been urged to embrace dual citizenship in its legislations so that it reaps economic and diplomatic benefits from Tanzanians who reside abroad. Suma Fyandomo, Special Seats MP, argued in the National Assembly yesterday that […]

Zimbabwe: Envoy hails naturalisation of Malawian descendants

Published: 4/Apr/2024
Source: The Herald (Harare)

Senior Reporter THE Ambassador of Malawi to Zimbabwe, Mr Mayiwayo McLloyd Polepole, yesterday hailed the Second Republic led by President Mnangagwa for agreeing to naturalise people of Malawian origin whose citizenship had over the years been a subject of uncertainty. […]

UNHCR Cote d’Ivoire Report on Statelessness 2023

Published: 28/Mar/2024
Source: UNHCR

Highlights Côte d’Ivoire has publicly committed to fighting statelessness since 2013, which has earned the country recognition as a leader in this field in Africa. UNHCR continues to support Côte d’Ivoire in preventing statelessness and identifying, protecting, and seeking solutions […]

Tunisie: Adoption officielle de l’acte de naissance extrait en ligne

Published: 25/Mar/2024

Le ministère de l’Intérieur et celui des Technologies de la communication ont annoncé, lundi 25 mars 2024, l’adoption officielle de l’acte de naissance extrait en ligne pour les formalités administratives. Dans un communiqué conjoint, les deux départements ont expliqué que les […]

Zimbabwe: Legal Resources Foundation statement on the implications of the hiking of access to documentation fees as stated in Statutory Instrument 7 of 2024, and Statutory Instrument 10 of 2024

Published: 21/Mar/2024
Source: Legal Resources Foundation (Harare)

The Legal Resources Foundation, a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting human rights and improving access to justice, expresses deep concern over the hike in fees for birth registration and national identity documents as announced in Statutory Instrument 7 of 2024, […]

Naturalised citizens in South Africa are being discriminated against

Published: 16/Mar/2024
Source: The South African

By Ray Leathern, As someone born in Mzansi, you probably have no idea that naturalised citizens in South Africa are being discriminated against every day. Truthfully, we didn’t know the full extent of this problem either. That’s until our comments […]

Judiciary complicit in Zimbabwe statelessness dilemma

Published: 12/Mar/2024
Source: CAJ News Africa (Centre for African Journalists, South Africa)

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean High Court has ordered the Registrar-General (RG) to end the statelessness dilemma of two minor children by registering their births and issue them with birth certificates within a […]