la Conférence consultative d’Afrique de l’Ouest sur « le droit à la nationalité et l’apatridie : opportunités et défis »

la Conférence consultative d’Afrique de l’Ouest sur « le droit à la nationalité et l’apatridie : opportunités et défis », conjointement organisée par Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) et le Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (UNHCR), s’est tenue à l’Hôtel IVOTEL, à Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), les 28, 29 et 30 septembre 2015.

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The West Africa Consultative Conference on ‘the Right to a Nationality and Statelessness: Challenges and Opportunities’

The West Africa Consultative Conference on ‘the Right to a Nationality and Statelessness: Challenges and Opportunities’, co-organised by Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was held at Ivotel Hotel in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 28-30 September 2015.

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Army provides free medical service to 300 Bakassi IDPs

The Guardian

No fewer than 300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bakassi local government area of Cross River on Friday benefited from the free medical outreach conducted by the 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Calabar.

Brig.-Gen. Sani Mohammed, Commander of the Brigade, said that the humanitarian medical outreach was part of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai’s vision on civil-military relations.

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Fight against statelessness in West Africa


The consultative conference on citizenship and statelessness in West Africa ended this week after two days of fruitful exchanges in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 28-30 September. This event, which was organized by UNHCR, in close collaboration with Open Society Foundations, was the first official gathering of Government and civil society representatives working on these issues since the Ministerial Conference on Statelessness in West Africa, held in February 2015.

It was on that historic occasion that the Member States of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) adopted the Abidjan Declaration on the Prevention, Reduction and Elimination of Statelessness and on the Protection of Stateless People. Endorsed by all of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, this Declaration sets out 25 commitments that aim to prevent, reduce and ultimately end statelessness within West Africa.

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Gambia: Major Technical Problem Hampers Issuance of Biometric ID Cards Says Immigration PRO

Foroyaa Newspaper

ASI Famara Fadera, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Gambia Immigration Department (GID), has revealed that the production of the Biometric Identity cards is presently facing a major technical problem and hence the non-issuance of this national document to applicants.

The Immigration PRO said this during an interview with this paper at his office on Monday, 28 September, 2015.He gave the assurance that the responsible government authority, which is the ministry of the interior, and Pristine Consulting, the contracting party, are working tirelessly to ensure that the problem is solved as soon as possible.

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