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Biometric voting machine failures isolated incidents, Uganda’s Electoral Commission says

An unknown number of biometric voter verification machines being used in Uganda’s election failed to verify the identity of people…

 

Cameroon moves to tackle hurdles impeding biometric IDs’ smooth issuance

Cameroon’s general delegation for national security, the body charged with overseeing the issuance of biometrics-backed digital national identity cards for…

 

ID4Africa Livecast – Open APIs as a Pathway to Identity and Sectoral System Development

ID4Africa Livecast – Open APIs as a Pathway to Identity and Sectoral System Development Online January 28, 2021, 13:30 –…

 

Uganda gets 38,500 biometric voter verification devices for Thursday’s polls

The electoral commission of Uganda says it has procured 38,500 SmartMatic biometric voter verification machines (BVVMs) at a cost of…

 

Stakeholders fear deadline for linking biometric ID to SIM cards in Nigeria won’t be met

One of the major subjects dominating discussions in Nigeria at the moment is the move by the federal government to…

 

Criticism sparked by delay of biometric election systems unveiling in Uganda, procurement in Kenya

Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) is being asked to provide details on its Biometric Voter Verification Kits (BVVK) and related technologies…

 

Biometric screening in Nigeria trims local government payrolls, finds unqualified teachers

A biometric screening conducted on primary school teachers in the state of Borno, Nigeria discovered that only 60 percent (10,103…

 

GenKey delivers national biometric ID to Ivory Coast

GenKey has announced the roll-out of biometric national ID cards to aid Ivory Coast in its ongoing digital identity efforts….

 

Improved digital ID number slip, mobile app to ease Nigeria’s SIM registration

Nigeria’s federal government has moved to ease the procurement of biometrics-backed national identifications numbers (NINs) and the process of linking…

 

Africa’s digital ID authorities revisit strategy to build new enrollment models

For a range of reasons, 2020 was set to be a big year in the development of digital identity systems…

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