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South Africa: Mbeki takes aim at Motsoaledi’s white paper on migration

Published: 4/Mar/2024
Source: Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)

By Lizeka Tandwa Former president Thabo Mbeki has criticised Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection in a letter written to the department, calling for it to be improved. In a letter seen by […]

The right to nationality of the Saharawis and their legal identity documents

Published: 4/Mar/2024
Source: Citizenship Studies

Immanuel, Andrea Marilyn Pragashini. 2023. “The Right to Nationality of the Saharawis and Their Legal Identity Documents.” Citizenship Studies 27 (7): 914–32. doi:10.1080/13621025.2024.2321722. ABSTRACT The Western Sahara territory is a non-self-governing territory under international law with an ongoing struggle for […]

Un comité appelle à réformer la loi sur la nationalité marocaine

Published: 2/Mar/2024
Source: Hespress (Maroc)

Zaina Jninasamedi Le Comité de Suivi des recommandations du Comité des Nations Unies pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale a récemment sonné l’alarme, appelant à des réformes législatives concrètes pour garantir l’égalité des sexes en matière de transmission de la […]

Press release on the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights relating to specific aspects of the right to a nationality and the eradication of statelessness in Africa

Published: 1/Mar/2024
Source: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Commission), welcomes with great satisfaction the adoption of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights relating to the Specific Aspects of the Right to a Nationality […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July – September 2023

Published: 27/Feb/2024
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Kenya recognized 7,000 Pemba individuals as citizens, granting them official documents. This ensures their rights and access to public services and opportunities. In Malawi, the Ministry of Home Affairs, officially adopted a National Action Plan (NAP) […]

Uganda: NIRA launches new National ID registration guidelines to boost accuracy

Published: 27/Feb/2024
Source: The Pulse (Uganda)

By Mzee Asingwire The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has introduced detailed guidelines for the forthcoming widespread enrollment and renewal processes. The announcement was made during a press briefing by NIRA’s Executive Director, Rosemary Kisembo, who stressed the critical […]