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30 Jul
There is exultation in Kenya's Shona community as nearly 2,000 of the formerly stateless members are given ID cards and citizenship, which will transform their lives. Plus, more than 354 million people live with hepatitis around the world, leading to over a million deaths every year. On World Hepatitis Day, our correspondents in Gabon speak to campaigners hoping to make treatment more affordable.
26 Jan
A second nationality has become a vital tool in safeguarding one’s future from instability and unpredictability in the 21st century. For nearly four decades, St Kitts and Nevis has welcomed global individuals and their families to become lifelong citizens after contributing to its economy and passing all due diligence checks. In exchange, successful applicants gain access to various advantages including increased global mobility, alternative business routes and the ability to pass citizenship down for generations to come.
5 Jan
Worries about wealth conservation and border closures in times of political unrest have set the trend for high-net-worth Nigerians to attain a second passport. With a second passport at hand, Nigerians can dramatically increase their personal and economic freedom. Industry trends show that having dual citizenship – or even multiple citizenships – is an essential step to internationalising life.
17 Dec 2020
Mpho Modise is unsure of her age and does not have a birth certificate to confirm it. She is stateless, meaning she does not have a nationality and with that - no identity papers. Her greatest fear is that the burdens of statelessness will be passed on to her four children, unless she can obtain South African citizenship.
12 Oct 2019
Citizenship refused for two million residents of India’s Assam state
2 Feb 2019
Pakistan: New citizenship hope for Afghan refugees?

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