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The identity predicament: a story about statelessness and the fight for denied rights

Posted Thu 15 Jul 2021 - 21:27 | 1,154 views

The system of integrated biometric database in Kenya, Huduma Namba, exposes multilayered challenges of statelessness, loss of basic human rights and availing government services. Through conversations with Mariam, a Nubian woman, we learn about the tedious and extremely long waiting period to obtain an ID card, without which people from ethnic minorities are not counted as citizens, and are...