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Biometric Update regularly publishes articles about Africa. The following list of links is available to help you find biometrics news regarding Africa. Additional tags may be perused by reviewing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

Next for Nigeria’s NIN: location tracking and smart cities

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has launched a call for proposals from the country’s academics with the aim of developing…

 

Sierra Leone launches biometric ID card to upgrade CRVS, Kenya’s UPI goes birth-to-death

The details of Kenya’s plans for its Unique Personal Identifier continue to emerge, with the government planning to begin issuing…

 

Nigeria’s INEC cedes ground, extends voter ID collection deadline to 5 February

Nigerians who have registered to vote in the upcoming general elections now have until 5 February to collect their Permanent…

 

African demand for digital ID infrastructure growing, as is fraud: Smile Identity report

Digital ID verification company Smile Identity has highlighted increasing interest among African countries in developing critical digital identity infrastructure. This…

 

Liberia, Nigeria test biometric election equipment ahead of full deployment

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has begun a trial voter registration exercise to test the functionality of biometric voter registration…

 

World Bank is helping the displaced in Mozambique get IDs, birth certificates

There has been respite for thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mozambique as a civil registration and ID card…

 

Is Kenya’s ‘big Huduma Namba thing’ being adapted to digital-only ID or dropped for a UPI?

“It is not the work of government to issue IDs; it is the work of government to identify Kenyans,” said…

 

ID4Africa LiveCast – Civil registration in Africa: Scaling for impact

Civil registration in Africa: Scaling for impact Online February 8, 2023, 12:30 GMT Civil registration continues to be a major…

 

Regulator accused of inaction as Namibian telco unlawfully collects biometrics

There are concerns in Namibia that the country’s largest mobile communications company, MTC, has been collecting the fingerprint and face…

 

South Africa’s eGator rolls out biometric ID verification solution, unveils future plans

South Africa-based biometrics and digital ID verification firm eGator has announced the rollout of a new software for identity verification…

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