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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.

 

Nigeria election agency not ready to further extend deadline for voter ID collection

Authorities have dismissed any calls for a further extension of the current 29 January deadline for registered Nigerians to collect…

 

Veridas, ID-Pal, I3, Suprema target growth in new biometrics markets with executive hires

Veridas has a new CMO, appointing a former Mitek director to tap into her global business development experience. Along similar…

 

Kuwait picks contractor for biometric attendance system in public schools

From next academic year, all public schools in the Kingdom of Kuwait are expected to have a fingerprint biometric system…

 

Portugal announces new biometric ID card, card issuance ongoing in Syria

Portuguese officials say a newly designed citizen ID card with advanced security features will be rolled out this year. In…

 

NGOs critical of biometrics technology excluded from process to draft EU AI treaty

Some civil society organizations which have vocally opposed the use of biometrics technologies such as facial recognition say they have…

 

French MPs prefer specific law on facial recognition for 2024 Olympics

French senators were set to vote last Wednesday January 18 to endorse a government plan to deploy algorithmic facial recognition…

 

Sierra Leone hikes fees for obtaining biometric ID documents

Sierra Leoneans are raising complaints after a recent move by the government to increase fees, and now in U.S. dollars,…

 

Philippines on course to meet biometric voter registration target for October polls

A spokesman for the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) of the Philippines Rex Laudiangco says more than one million new voters…

 

Vietnam considers chip-based ID cards for children under six, no biometrics required

Chip-based citizen ID card issued by the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security has proposed issuing…

 

New CEOs appointed at 3 biometrics providers

Half a dozen companies in the biometrics and digital ID business have recently announced the coming on board of top-level…

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