Report: Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Africans are stateless, need citizenship

January 29, 2015 2:45 PM

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A new report says hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of Africans are stateless because of gaps in the citizenship laws of many countries.

The report from the African Commission on Human and People's Rights says Africans whose legal existence is jeopardized often are deprived of the right to education, health care and to vote and travel.

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