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UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all by 2030. Read Biometric Update news and in-depth features about digital identity projects in developing countries. Listen to our ID16.9 podcast.

 

Namibia begins issuance of much-anticipated biometric ID cards to refugees

It looked like a stalled project for many years, but it’s now reality. The issuance of biometric ID cards for…

 

Fiji’s digital ID program implementation gets cabinet approval

The implementation of a national digital identification program will go ahead in Fiji after the country’s cabinet put its stamp…

 

Kenya contracts Idemia for faster biometric police clearance certificates

The Kenya Police Service says it is working to put in place a new biometric system that will accelerate the…

 

Nepal MPs say popularize national ID before mandating for service access

Some lawmakers in Nepal are unhappy that the government is in a rush to make the national digital ID card…

 

Biometric IDV requirement for SA relief grant beneficiaries sparks complaints

Some beneficiaries of Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants managed by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) must now…

 

Atlantic Council stresses importance of DPI, data for stronger digital economies

The Atlantic Council has highlighted the importance of digital identity and digital public infrastructure (DPI) in birthing and growing strong,…

 

Controversy trails big money biometric ID card contract in DR Congo

A mega money contract for the production of biometric national ID cards in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo)…

 

Cameroon lawmakers examine legislation to address statelessness

The Parliament of Cameroon is examining a bill that will allow the country to accede to two United Nations Conventions…

 

Senegal outlines plan for robust digital public infrastructure development

The new Director General of the structure managing Senegal’s digital ecosystem, Isidore Diouf, says he will make the development of…

 

Kenya dedicates $117M to digital ID, related projects in 2024/2025 budget

The rollout of the Maisha Namba digital ID and other digital government processes in Kenya is expected to get traction…

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