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Google to open its first Africa AI research center in Ghana

Google has opened an AI research center in Ghana’s capital of Accra, to take advantage of the cities educational ecosystem…

 

Identity industry lessons from the 2018 ID4Africa survey

Every year ID4Africa conducts an extensive survey of professionals at African identity authorities about topics such as priorities and challenges,…

 

ID4Africa survey shows identity authorities want physical credentials for biometric systems

Every year ID4Africa conducts an extensive survey of professionals at African identity authorities about topics such as their priorities and…

 

Zimbabwe to use Hikvision facial recognition technology for border control

Zimbabwe’s government has confirmed that facial recognition AI technology donated by Chinese company Hikvision will be used for international border…

 

Vendor lock-in hindering African identity projects

Every year ID4Africa conducts an extensive survey of professionals at African identity authorities about topics such as their priorities and…

 

IOM installing 10-digit fingerprint readers at Somalian ports of entry

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has begun installing ten-digit fingerprint readers at the first two of eight Somalian ports of…

 

Nigeria mandates fingerprint authentication at all polling stations for 2019 election

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that card readers must be present at all polling stations to perform…

 

Biometrics solution by Ingenico and Paycode helps Zambia distribute millions in agricultural subsidies

Ingenico Group has partnered with Paycode to support the roll-out of a secure biometric solution in Zambia which has been…

 

Mozambique deploys Laxton Group biometric voter registration solution

Laxton Group announced the delivery of an end-to-end election solution to Mozambique ahead of October’s municipal elections. The Laxton election…

 

Tanzania leverages increased knowledge and skill to move toward universal biometric identity

Tanzania hosted the inaugural meeting of the ID4Africa movement in 2015. Much has changed since then in the identity ecosystem…

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