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ID management in Africa in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

ID management in Africa in the era of COVID-19 and beyond Online (virtual event) June 3, 2020 at 2:30pm CET…

 

BitVenture, VerifyMe, CompuLynx offer new digital ID and biometrics solutions to African market

Reporting by Reuters reveals how not only is the DRC not renewing its biometric passport contract with Semlex in June,…

 

Biometrics support financial services efficiency in Malawi, Nigeria and Ghana as UNHCR ramps up in Niger

The biometrics business continues as normal in parts of Africa. A new ePassport agency opens in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, despite…

 

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…

 

Biometrics forecasts and revenue gains suggest industry weathering challenging market conditions

The top news of the week in biometrics and digital ID is largely divided between positive financial forecasts, results and…

 

Firms expand African biometrics coverage, COVID-19 aid raises data protection concerns

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across Africa, public and private reactions also continue to develop. Noticeable this week…

 

Coronavirus becomes Africa’s new biometric election registration variable, Côte d’Ivoire ID signup slow

Biometric voter registers require biometric voter registration. Neighboring Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are both due to go to biometrically secured…

 

Biometric citizen identification to enhance voter registration and identification in Zambia

This is a guest post by Brenda Zulu, an ICT journalist based in Zambia. Biometric citizen identification is expected by…

 

Biometrics in Africa this week: Idemia suspension in Kenya overturned, local solutions sought for cybercrime

Kenya’s biometric past and present are covered this week from multiple angles. Its electoral commission will continue to use the…

 

Opportunity overview for Kenya and Malawi: differing prospects for digital ID and mobile money in welfare provision

Two East African nations fared very differently in how they use mobile phones for distributing welfare payments, according to a…

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