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Press Statement on the release of the final White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a complete overhaul of the Migration System in South Africa

Published: 17/Apr/2024
Source: South African Department of Home Affairs

The Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs; Commissioner: Border Management Authority; Members of the Refugee Appeal Authority; Members of the Standing Committee on Refugee Affairs; Senior Management of the Department of Home Affairs; Journalists of various media houses; All […]

Nigeria’s NIMC introducing one multi-purpose digital ID card, not three

Published: 15/Apr/2024
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald The National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC) has clarified that only one new digital ID card with multiple functions will be introduced in the coming days. This information is contained in a factsheet posted by the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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