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Refugees Married to Kenyan Citizens Seek Citizenship Rights

Published: 13/Jul/2023
Source: VOA

Rights groups in Kenya are campaigning for refugees married to Kenyans to obtain citizenship. The Kenyan Constitution allows foreign nationals married to Kenyans to register for citizenship after seven years of marriage. But they must have residency status to apply, […]

Over 1M Undocumented Ethnic South Sudanese Thought to Be in Sudan

Published: 3/Apr/2023
Source: Voice of America

More than 10 years after South Sudan split from Sudan, as many as 1.2 million ethnic South Sudanese could be living in Sudan without citizenship for either country, the U.N. refugee agency says. In this report from Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, […]

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 […]

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