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Cameroon moves to tackle hurdles impeding biometric IDs’ smooth issuance

Cameroon’s general delegation for national security, the body charged with overseeing the issuance of biometrics-backed digital national identity cards for…

 

Africa’s digital ID authorities revisit strategy to build new enrollment models

For a range of reasons, 2020 was set to be a big year in the development of digital identity systems…

 

Cameroon plans to introduce a biometric youth card in 2021, but is it ready?

Cameroon, like a number of other countries across Africa, is gradually delving into and embracing biometrics and digital identity. This…

 

Africa proves tough but fertile ground for BioRugged biometrics

“It will be an interesting 2021. This year for us has been – and we’re really lucky in this –…

 

How Special Olympics Nigeria will bring digital identity to the people

“Whenever we’re organizing an international competition, we find ourselves having to start from the very beginning, to get them their…

 

More education needed for biometrics ethics in humanitarian context: Simprints webinar panel

The ethics of using biometrics in development and humanitarian projects can be difficult and confusing with important concepts that seem…

 

Guinea’s biometrics-backed foundational identity pilot shows open-source benefits

Using open-source technology to stand up a foundational digital identity system with biometrics allows governments to use their human resources…

 

Biometric voter verification fails to ensure trusted election results in Tanzania

The shockwaves are still being felt after Tanzania’s elections on October 28, with opposition candidates arrested a week after polling…

 

Investigations identify the extent – and limitations – of Semlex’s political networks in Africa

The new offices for Semlex Côte d’Ivoire in the Cocody district of the commercial capital Abidjan Scrutiny of biometric credentials…

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