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Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: BIO-key, Yoti, Simprints, iiDENTIFii and Innovatrics

The coronavirus pandemic is also an opportunity for digital technology, according to the CEO of social enterprise Simprints. Elsewhere, the…

 

HSB Identification takes over Chad biometric electoral register contract from Idemia ahead of 2020 vote

Chad will hold national elections this year, and the country’s Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) has selected HSB Identification to…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: registration for Nigeria SIMs, Zimbabwe public sector

After much criticism of Kenya’s Huduma Namba scheme, this week there is a call for further use of biometrics to…

 

Developments in biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: Malawi election nullified, lack of funds in Uganda

The result of Malawi’s first biometric election, held in May 2019, has finally been nullified by a panel of judges,…

 

Paycode initiates social grant payment system with offline biometrics

Paycode has rolled out a pilot project that enables biometric authentication of social grant payments in Mozambique, the company announced….

 

Good practices guide for CRVS and identity management shows global birth registration at 73 percent

A compendium of good practices for civil registration and identity management has been published by the Global Partnership for Sustainable…

 

Birth registrations climb 20 percent in a decade, but progress needed to meet SDG 16.9, UNICEF says

Birth registrations have significantly improved, causing hope that the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16.9, which includes universal free birth…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for public sector pay, passport and driving license problems

The issue of removing ghost workers from public sector payrolls comes to the fore this week. In Nigeria university staff…

 

Apple patents and Mastercard lead this week’s top biometrics and digital ID news

Innovations and new projects by major global corporations such as Mastercard, Apple, and NEC are sprinkled throughout the top stories…

 

UN commission exec calls for African nations to focus on civil registration for development gains

The importance of civil registration systems to economic and social development in African nations was emphasized in a speech by…

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