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Kenya: Birth Registration: Safeguarding the Future of the African Child

Published: 20/Jul/2022
Source: Namati Kenya

The documentary highlights the importance of the first legal identification everyone should get and yet the very real obstacles that prevent people in some Kenyan communities from accessing this key documentation. It brings to the fore specific birth registration obstacles […]

South Africa: Stateless Children

Published: 17/Jan/2022
Source: SABC News

SABC Cutting Edge – 20 minute feature on children excluded from school for lack of birth registration (including those with South African parents). Watch:

Guinea Bissau: UNHCR & the US Government commend Guinea-Bissau for its hospitality

Published: 29/Dec/2021
Source: Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Senegal

UNHCR and the Government of #GuineaBissau have successfully concluded the process of issuing identity cards for refugees living in the country +5000 refugees have been naturalized UNHCR & the US Government commend Guinea-Bissau for its hospitality. U.S. Department of State: […]

Somali Embassy in Nairobi Accused of Harassing Somali Citizens in Kenya

Published: 11/Dec/2021
Source: Qaran Media (Mogadishu)

Safaarada Soomaaliya ee Nairobi oo lagu Eedeeyay in ay dhibaato ku heyso Muwaadiniin Soomaaliyeed oo ku Nool Waddanka Kenya. Watch video: English summary supplied by Minority Rights Group: The Somali embassy in Kenya has been harassing Somali nationals, including […]

Statelessness in Southern Africa

Published: 19/Nov/2021
Source: SABC News

Scores of people in Southern Africa are said to be stateless.. This effectively means that they would not be able to vote, get a drivers licence or even open a bank account and are considered not to ‘exist’ in their […]

Lagos to Mombasa: How Can Digital ID Be Harnessed for Development?

Published: 21/Oct/2021
Source: Center for Global Development (Washington DC)

Podcast host: W. Gyude Moore The scope and sophistication of ID systems have advanced remarkably in the last 20 years, with over 60 developing countries establishing national ID programs. And digital technologies, such as biometrics, have dramatically expanded the capabilities […]

Au Gabon, le drame des milliers d’enfants fantômes

Published: 25/Sep/2021
Source: VOA

Au Gabon, des milliers d’enfants non déclarés à la naissance ne seront pas admis dans les écoles. Ils sont appelés enfants fantômes ou invisibles. A Libreville comme à l’intérieur du pays, la réalité donne le vertige. 7400 enfants légalement invisibles […]

Uganda: Gov’t to get tougher on dual citizenship applications

Published: 15/Sep/2021
Source: NTV Uganda

Ugandans who obtained dual citizenship in other Countries through falsified documents risk losing their Ugandan citizenship. This was revealed during a meeting organized by legislators of the East African Legislative Assembly in Kampala. Watch:

South Africa: This Is Home – Georgiana

Published: 6/Aug/2021
Source: Jesuit Institute South Africa

At age eighteen Georgiana was removed from her mother’s refugee file, a process called de-linking. She had to make her own asylum seeker application which is currently being reviewed by the Standing Committee of Refugee Affairs (SCRA). De-linking strips young […]

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