Struggles for Citizenzhip in Africa

19 11 2009

URL: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/justice/focus/equality_citizenship/articles_publications/publications/struggles_20091009. Source: Soros Foundation.

This book documents the dire consequences of pervasive citizenship discrimination across the continent. Millions of people living in Africa find themselves nonpersons in the only states they have ever known. Because they are not recognized as citizens, they cannot get their children registered at birth; they cannot access state health services; they cannot obtain employment without a work permit; and if they leave the country they may not be able to return. Most of all, they cannot vote, stand for public office, or work for state institutions.

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