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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.

 

Ghana’s election agency denies reports of missing biometric verification devices

Claims that seven biometric verification devices of the Ghana Electoral Commission (EC) went missing have been debunked by a top…

 

Margins Group CEO advocates data harmonization for Ghana to curb duplication, ID fraud

The CEO of Margins Group, the company producing Ghana’s national ID card (Ghana Card), Moses Baiden, has emphasized the need…

 

Nigeria inaugurates committee to spearhead inclusive digital ID drive

A steering committee to man efforts within the framework of Nigeria’s Digital Identification for Development (Nigeria ID4D) project has been…

 

Famoco and Newlogic integrate with MOSIP for biometric social welfare delivery

Enterprise mobility management provider Famoco has announced a new collaboration which includes a full integration of its end-to-end software with…

 

2.7M people in India’s Assam state may get digital ID after activation of citizenship law

The biometric data of 27 lakh (2.7 million) people in the northern Indian state of Assam could be unlocked following…

 

G7 committed to DPI for socio-economic transformation, OECD’s digital ID governance

Industry, tech and digital ministers of the world’s seven biggest economies (G7) say AI and other digital systems have the…

 

Nigeria, Rwanda use digital ID for social welfare payments

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu recently directed officials to use the national digital ID system to enable the accurate identification of…

 

CSIS encourages private sector DPI investment as UN pushes for safeguards

An advocacy paper published by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a public policy non-profit, has explored how…

 

Digital ID part of social contract between govt, citizens: World Bank, Verizon chiefs

The President of the World Bank Group, Ajay Banga, and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon, Hans Vestberg,…

 

Ethiopia begins issuing refugees digital ID cards to facilitate service access

The distribution of digital ID cards to Ethiopian refugees and returnees, as part of a pilot with tripartite support, has…

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