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Biometric Update regularly releases articles about Africa. The following list of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news related to Africa. Additional topics may be perused by reviewing our entire Biometrics Topics list.


Biometric voter registration bid do-over commences in Liberia, Laxton not included

A re-evaluation of bids to provide biometric voter registration technologies for Liberia’s 2023 elections began Thursday in Liberia, FrontPageAfrica reports….


Nigerian parliament set to scrutinize new draft data protection law

Any day now, Nigerian lawmakers will receive for deliberation a new draft personal data protection bill, after it was recently…


Ugandan digital ID on trial: high court requests expert witness while AG denies exclusion

The first hearing in the human rights litigation against the government and identity agency over Uganda’s national digital ID system…


Charting cooperation for inclusive, trusted digital public infrastructure at the UN

Digital cooperation and the building of resilience through safe, trusted and inclusive digital public infrastructure anchored one of the forums…


Ethiopia’s national digital ID prepares foundation ahead of scale-up

The lessons learned from other countries implementing digital ID systems have helped inform the development of Ethiopia’s national program, panelists…


ID Day boost, SDG warning and dynamic new identity and inclusion models for Togo

Positive results for ID Day 2022 and the role of biometric, digital ID in the digital transformation of Togo were…


India, Nigeria, Pakistan discuss sustainable financing for digital ID schemes with ID4Africa

Designing identity authorities based on business models which can generate funds for the proper functioning and sustainability of their systems…


Criticism of Liberia’s biometric voter registration contract rumored to irk Chinese embassy

The latest twist in an ongoing saga over the contract to support Liberia’s biometric voter registry is a complaint from…


iiDENTIFii secures $15M in funding to expand face biometric authentication across Africa

South Africa-based iiDENTIFii has secured 272 million South Africa Rand (approximately US$15.2 million) in a series A funding round to…


Data security rules needed for Nepalese digital ID, Nigeria’s World Bank funding

A similar lack of data protection rules in Nepal and Nigeria could limit citizens’ confidence in the national digital ID…

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