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Millions excluded as Uganda uses national digital ID system for emergency COVID welfare

Ugandans face exclusion from emergency relief during a COVID-19 lockdown as cash payments are being made via the national biometrics-based…

 

Ugandan ID system a ‘national security weapon’ that denies human rights – report

Uganda’s national biometric ID system has failed in its promise to improve access to services for Ugandans, says a new…

 

Police plan $4M biometric forensic system in Uganda

Uganda police authorities say more resources are needed to continue the installation of its biometric forensic system as part of…

 

Biometric voting machine failures isolated incidents, Uganda’s Electoral Commission says

An unknown number of biometric voter verification machines being used in Uganda’s election failed to verify the identity of people…

 

Uganda gets 38,500 biometric voter verification devices for Thursday’s polls

The electoral commission of Uganda says it has procured 38,500 SmartMatic biometric voter verification machines (BVVMs) at a cost of…

 

Criticism sparked by delay of biometric election systems unveiling in Uganda, procurement in Kenya

Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) is being asked to provide details on its Biometric Voter Verification Kits (BVVK) and related technologies…

 

Ugandan police accused of using facial recognition system to fuel rights abuses

The police in the east African nation of Uganda have been faulted for using a facial recognition system deployed in…

 

Uganda to begin nationwide distribution of biometric ID cards to citizens

The National Identification Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA) says it will begin a nationwide process on 23 November to distribute…

 

Smartmatic wins Uganda biometric voter registration kit contract with $22.4M bid

After last week’s special report on Nigeria and Ghana, we cast our biometrics news net across the African continent again…

 

Developments in biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: Malawi election nullified, lack of funds in Uganda

The result of Malawi’s first biometric election, held in May 2019, has finally been nullified by a panel of judges,…

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