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Yoti blogs about last mile delivery challenges of digital identity in developing regions

Biometrics are generally seen as a good way to avoid fraud and easily verify identity in South East Asia, and…

 

Nigeria identity commission boss urges IT sector to support digital ID for social benefits

Director-General Aliyu Aziz of Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) urged an audience of the country’s private and public-sector IT…

 

ID4Africa annual report highlights major steps forward and continuing challenges

The launch of an Open Source API by the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) could significantly assist in the harmonization of…

 

Nigeria to collect biometrics from security guards to reduce crime

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) is planning to collect biometrics from security guards in the country, followed…

 

ID4Africa 2019

ID4Africa – The 5th Annual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement June 18 – 20, 2019 Johannesburg, South Africa ID4Africa 2019…

 

Somalia launching foundational biometric identity program

Somalian government officials met recently with officials from the World Bank, USAID, and other development partners to discuss the progress…

 

Zetes releases whitepaper on initiating large scale identity projects

Zetes has made its whitepaper on initiating large scale identity projects available on its website. The whitepaper, titled “At the…

 

Nigeria to register biometrics of foreigners who overstay visas

The federal government of Nigeria is unrolling plans to conduct biometric registration of all foreigners who have overstayed their visas,…

 

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,…

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