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Conventions concerning children in need of special of protection: Status of
Ratification in Africa
Country OAU Convention
Governing the
specific Aspects
of Refugee
Problems in
Africa, 1969
UN Convention
Relating to the
Status of
Refugees, 1951
Protocol Relating
to the Status of
Refugees, 1967
International
Convention on the
Protection of the
Rights of All Migrant
Workers and
Members of Their
Families, 1990
Algeria 24/05/1974 21/02/1963 08/11/1967 21/04/2007
Angola 30/04/1981 23/06/1981 23/06/1981  
Benin 26/02/1973 04/04/1962 06/07/1970 15/09/2005 S
Botswana 04/05/1995 06/01/1969 06/01/1969  
Burkina Faso 19/03/1974 18/06/1980 18/06/1980 26/11/2003
Burundi 31/10/1975 19/07/1963 15/03/1971  
Cameroon 07/09/1975 23/10/1961 19/09/1967 15/12/2009 S
Cape Verde 16/02/1989     16/09/1997
Central African Republic 23/07/1970 04/09/1962 30/08/1967  
Chad 12/08/1981 19/08/1981 19/08/1981 26/09/2012
Comoros 02/04/2004     22/09/2000 S
Congo Brazzaville 16/01/1971 15/10/1962 10/07/1970 29/09/2008 S
Cote d’Ivoire  26/02/1998 08/12/1961 16/02/1970  
Democratic Republic of Congo 14/02/1973 19/07/1965 13/01/1975  
Djibouti 15/11/2005 S 09/08/1977 09/08/1977  
Egypt 12/06/1980 22/04/1981 22/05/1981 19/02/1993
Equatorial Guinea 08/09/1980 07/02/1986 07/02/1986  
Eritrea 25/04/2012 S      
Ethiopia 15/10/1973 10/11/1969 10/11/1969  
Gabon 21/03/1986 27/04/1964 28/08/1973 15/12/2004 S
The Gambia 12/11/1980 07/09/1966 29/09/1967  
Ghana 19/06/1975 18/03/1963 30/10/1968 07/09/2000
Guinea 18/10/1972 28/12/1965 16/05/1968 07/09/2000
Guinea Bissau 27/06/1989 11/02/1976 11/02/1976 12/09/2000 S
Kenya 23/06/1992 15/06/1966 13/11/1981  
Lesotho 18/11/1988 14/05/1981 14/04/1981 16/09/2005
Liberia 01/10/1971 15/10/1964 27/02/1980 22/09/2004 S
Libya 25/04/1981     18/06/2004
Madagascar 10/09/1969 S 18/12/1967   13/05/2015
Malawi 04/11/1987 10/12/1987 10/12/1987  
Mali 10/10/1981 02/02/1973 02/02/1973 05/06/2003
Mauritania 22/07/1971 05/05/1987 05/05/1987 22/06/2007
Mauritius 10/09/1969 S      
Morocco   07/11/1956 20/04/1971 21/06/1993
Mozambique 22/02/1989 16/12/1983 01/05/1989 19/08/2013
Namibia 11/11/2009 17/02/1995 17/02/1995  
Niger 16/09/1971 25/08/1961 02/02/1970 18/03/2009
Nigeria 23/05/1986 23/10/1967 02/05/1968 27/07/2009
Rwanda 19/11/1979 03/01/1980 03/01/1980 15/12/2008
Sao Tome & Principe 01/02/2010 S 01/02/1978 01/02/1978 06/09/2000 S
Senegal 01/04/1971 02/05/1963 03/10/1967 09/06/1999
Seychelles 11/09/1980 23/04/1980 23/04/1980 15/12/1994
Sahrawi Arab         
Sierra Leone 28/12/1987 22/05/1981 22/05/1981 15/09/2000 S
Somalia 10/09/1969 S 10/10/1978 10/10/1978  
South Africa 15/12/1995 12/01/1996 12/01/1996  
South Sudan        
Sudan 24/12/1972 22/02/1974 23/05/1974  
Swaziland 16/01/1989 14/02/2000 28/01/1969  
Tanzania 10/01/1975 12/05/1964 04/09/1968  
Togo 10/04/1970 27/02/1962 01/12/1969 15/11/2001 S
Tunisia 17/11/1989 24/10/1957 16/10/1968  
Uganda 24/07/1987 27/09/1976 27/09/1976 14/11/1995
Zambia 30/07/1973 24/09/1969 24/09/1969  
Zimbabwe 28/09/1985 25/08/1981 25/08/1981  

Key: s= Signature , a= Accession

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