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Biometric Update publishes exclusive features and executive interviews along with forward-looking, systematic data about digital identity projects in developing nations.

 

Digital ID case studies suggest solvable technical issues, but raise fundamental questions

Digital platforms that government systems are being built on, like digital ID, promise greater inclusion and protection for citizens, but…

 

The case for an integrated digital CRVS system for African countries

Speakers during the ID4Africa Livecast on June 21, which was dedicated to summarising key points from some workshops during the…

 

Cameroon partners with French Devt Agency to ramp up birth registration

Cameroon’s Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey, on Friday June 9, signed a partnership agreement…

 

Africa’s data protection action pushing digital ID forward

Major gains in digital identity policy and the related regulation of data privacy in many African countries provide practical lessons…

 

Digital ID key in Kenya’s digital transformation agenda: Eliud Owalo

(Dr. Joseph Atick, Eliud Owalo, and Julius Bitok on stage at ID4Africa 2023) In Kenya, the idea of a national identity…

 

Population scale ID verification in focus at ID4Africa 2023

The various options available when it comes to identity verification at population scale for access to services, the challenges as…

 

Study finds digital IDs would yield economic good in three African nations

A new multinational study of African countries claims that digital IDs could save people millions and even hundreds of millions…

 

MOSIP building “an ecosystem” of biometrics labs, partnering with more universities

MOSIP is focusing on expanding its engagement with the biometrics ecosystem, as well as different use cases for the foundational…

 

Activists urge Kenya not to repeat mistakes of Huduma Namba in new digital ID plan

Nine human and digital rights groups including Access Now and the Kenya Human Rights Commission have called on the government…

 

Gabon hopes to deliver on its lingering national ID card promise this year

This December could usher in good tidings for citizens of the central African nation of Gabon who have gone for…

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