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ECOWAS, Nigeria look to ease travel with biometric card, faster passport issuance

The Federal Government of Nigeria is to launch a new passport application process that will dramatically speed up the procedure…

 

Nigerian States begin biometric registration for voters, stalemate persists in Liberia

Nigeria’s Lagos and Osun States have begun biometric data collection within the framework of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise…

 

Nigeria biometric enrollment for digital ID nears 60M on telco boost

Nigeria’s federal government says well over 59 million people have now been biometrically enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN)…

 

UN-supported digital ID, KYC project to boost financial inclusion in Malawi

A project to help the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) put in place a unified database of digital ID and…

 

Global biometric surveillance developments draw regional concerns

Biometric surveillance is facing resistance globally. It is doubtless less successful than opponents would like but the resistance cannot be…

 

UN finds storing biometric data on Mauritius ID cards violates privacy

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has found that the legislation which Mauritius passed in 2013 for its biometric smart…

 

Youverify digital wallet promises biometric security for individuals and businesses in Africa

Youverify, a Lagos-based biometric identity verification company, has rolled out an all-in-one digital identity wallet that enables individuals to preserve…

 

Aidentity, UGS partner on digital ID enrollment of Nigerians in Europe

Aidentity has agreed to offer its biometric and technical services to UGS Technologies for the enrollment of Nigerians living in the…

 

Global ID CEO rewarded in Cameroon for 3D vein biometrics innovation

Professor Lambert Sonna Momo, chief executive officer and founder of Global ID, has received an award in his home country…

 

Biometric claims processing by Malawi health insurance firm yields progress one year on

MacDonald Wella, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WEMAS, a Malawian health insurance firm which uses biometrics to process insurance…

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