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Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: coronavirus fallout, startup funding, Ghana electoral register

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, some African institutions are reacting by suspending fingerprint-based biometric access and attendance systems in the…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: crime and its prevention, Red Cross blockchain

The theme this week shifts to crime. Biometrics are being used in a new national sex offenders register for Nigeria,…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ghost-busting in Ghana, resolving double registration status in Kenya

Kenya dominated digital ID developments this week. What could have been its biggest story – downgrading the new role of…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Data protection in Togo, biometrics secure welfare payments in Zambia

Positive news for digital ID across Africa as Togo votes through legislation to protect personal data and how it is…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ID progress in Liberia, Idemia deal in Guinea

This has been West Africa’s week in digital ID news. Liberia may be adding a few more people to its…

 

Biometric digital identification initiatives by country

Biometric Update offers a comprehensive directory of digital identification initiatives in developing nations to assist information-gathering by government employees, companies…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric bank cards, birth registrations up, ePassport problems

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric verification for Somali military pay, SIM registration in Tanzania

African biometric and digital ID issues continue apace both on and off the continent. In Somalia a scheme to use…

 

Disagreement and consensus building among African digital ID authorities at ID4Africa 2019

African government representatives and select other identity ecosystem stakeholders discussed the importance of building incentives by delivering high-priority services at…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: mobile money, tracking teachers and large SIM fines

National telecom watchdogs are fining mobile operators for not keeping up with SIM card registrations linked to ID, while in…

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