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National ID card issue hangs over planned South Sudanese elections

Published: 12/Apr/2024
Source: Voice of America

By Sheila Ponnie Juba, South Sudan — Since gaining independence in 2011, South Sudanese residents have been working to build their country, the world’s youngest nation. However, many citizens fear a technicality — the lack of a required National Identification […]

Kenya: Concerns over vetting before issuance of identity cards

Published: 12/Apr/2024

A section of the Muslim community in Turkana County has raised concerns over alleged discrimination in the issuance of identity cards. Led by special elect MCA Sarah Muna, the leaders said some of the requirements imposed during the vetting exercise […]

Sénégal : les défis de la numérisation de l’état civil

Published: 12/Apr/2024
Source: Ouestaf

Actes de naissance « fictifs » ; le même numéro attribué à deux actes différents ; fraudes ; registres mal tenus, perdus ou détériorés ; agents laxistes : la liste des dysfonctionnements est longue lorsqu’il s’agit de l’état civil sénégalais. Ajoutez-y les lourdeurs et lenteurs administratives, […]

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 […]