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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…

 

Verify my life: could a Nigerian problem lead to a global trust solution?

A Nigerian identity verification company is building a way to confirm details of an increasing number of Nigerians’ lives, way…

 

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…

 

Public sector payroll reform for Liberia and Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire voter registration: biometrics in Africa this week

In biometrics and digital identity across Africa this week, civil servant pay is something of a theme as countries successfully…

 

Biometric voter list in Ghana draws long lines and criticism, ID4Africa webinar series launch a hit

Innovation from and for the continent is one running theme in this week’s African biometrics news round-up, while issues around…

 

Fingerprint safety, advanced biometrics and data protection landscape discussed by ID4Africa panel

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted biometrics-backed identity programs and exacerbated difficulties felt by Africa’s most vulnerable populations, but government identity…

 

ID4Africa launches registration for webinar on ID management and COVID-19

Registration is now open to attend a webinar presented by ID4Africa with some of the leading lights of identity authorities in…

 

Anti-government nonprofit wants to rebalance biometrics law in Utah

A small libertarian nonprofit in Utah is pushing the state to curb government surveillance, biometric and otherwise. Libertas Institute sees…

 

Biometrics for charity in Nigeria, electoral audit demand in Malawi, WURI funding for West Africa

While in recent weeks the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the disabling of biometric systems based on fears of spreading…

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