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Articles By Ayang Macdonald

Ayang Macdonald is a freelance journalist based in Yaounde, Cameroon. He boasts 10 years of professional experience in journalism in which he has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Buea in South western Cameroon. He is a versatile reporter with interest in ICTs, innovation, digital entrepreneurship, defense and military, politics, economy, health and environment, humanitarian issues and sports.

Eliud Owalo, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Information and Communication Technology, says his ministry is fronting efforts for a legislation to…

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Cameroon telcos get ultimatum to ID all SIM holders in regions plagued by security crisis

Mobile telecommunication operators in Cameroon have been given 60 days to thoroughly identify the holders of all SIM cards currently…

 

Sierra Leone putting digital ID at the center of its digital transformation agenda

The West African nation of Sierra Leone is at full throttle with its digital transformation efforts, and its MOSIP-based foundational…

 

India orders integration of two health IDs to facilitate access to unified services

Since April 1, it has become compulsory for Indians to link their Central Government Health Services (CGHS) beneficiary ID with…

 

Ethiopia announces procurement process for digital ID support hardware

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology has issued a procurement notice for the supply, installation and maintenance of infrastructure hardware…

 

Confusion as Nigeria national ID cards multiply

There’ve been mixed reactions in Nigeria after the federal government unveiled plans to introduce a new multi-purpose national digital ID…

 

World Bank officials discuss using Korea’s national digital ID as a model

Officials of the state-owned Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation (KOMSCO) and those of a World Bank…

 

Philippines probes national ID database breach claim after false alarm

The Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) has cleared the air that the country’s national ID database suffered no leaks following a…

 

Ethiopia parliament okays data protection legislation as digital ID efforts ramp up

A piece of legislation which sets out a robust legal template for data protection in Ethiopia has got the nod…

 

Tanzania inaugurates data protection commission ahead of digital ID rollout

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has officially unveiled the country’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), urging businesses and organizations processing…

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