12 African Countries That Allow Dual Citizenship

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Written by Lillian Mutiso
Students in Cotonou, Benin. © UNFPA Benin/Ollivier Girard
Students in Cotonou, Benin. © UNFPA Benin/Ollivier Girard

Benin

Foreigners born in the West African nation are able to acquire Benin citizenship if their parents are stateless or unknown. Foreigners must have legally resided in the nation for at least 10 years in order to qualify for Benin citizenship.