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Smartmatic wins Uganda biometric voter registration kit contract with $22.4M bid

After last week’s special report on Nigeria and Ghana, we cast our biometrics news net across the African continent again…

 

Biometrics to help reduce fraud and inefficiency in African public sector budgets, back digital ID in Togo

Southern African neighbors Zimbabwe and Zambia are considering ways to use biometrics to protect government budgets. The former is reducing…

 

Idemia biometrics secures Africa’s largest welfare transfer system as Nigeria unites identity-handling agencies

Potentially big developments in biometrics this week in Nigeria as the agency managing Africa’s largest national identity program is moved…

 

Nigeria’s national biometric ID proposed to go digital, add DNA

Biometrics news in Africa was dominated by a pair of stories from West Africa’s largest nations this week. The results…

 

More challenges for biometric voter rolls as partnerships bring authentication options to African market

Digital ID in West African elections leads the biometrics agenda in Africa this week as neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire…

 

Biometrics adoption for touchless payments and pandemic recovery grows despite critical voices

Biometric payments and facial recognition joined pandemic recovery among the common threads in the week’s top biometrics news. Digital health…

 

Government biometrics programs and national ID card contracts in Africa need more transparency

This week’s events show a wide variance in the success of biometrics projects, and the diverse nature of digital ID…

 

Biometric registration programs announced, commenced, disrupted and debated across Africa

Nationwide biometric voter registration is underway in Ghana where the head of the electoral commission shares the rate of voters…

 

Facial recognition to play key role in travel reopening as biometrics industry weighs social responsibility

The top biometrics and digital ID stories of the week on Biometric Update focus on the use of advanced technologies,…

 

‘Certain narratives were exposed’ in national ID systems, development experts tell ID4Africa webinar

Universal digital identity coverage could be achieved within the next two years, if shifts in political will and recognition of…

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