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Biometric Update regularly authors articles about Africa. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news regarding Africa. More topics may be explored by reviewing our entire Biometrics Topics list.

 

Togo eyes more robust digital ID system to enhance inclusion, tackle future challenges

The West African nation of Togo is considering building a stronger digital ID ecosystem for identification and social protection data…

 

Veridos breaks ground on Ugandan biometric ID document printing plant

There are five primary challenges nations face in going fully digital with IDs, according to one vendor. Veridos has published…

 

Concerns raised as Uganda plans DNA upgrade for biometric ID cards

Uganda’s next digital national ID card will add DNA biometrics to improve identity verification for service delivery, according to Kenyan…

 

Nigeria suspends biometric voter registration June 30, to improve ABIS system

The chairman of Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has announced that the biometric Continuous Voter Registration…

 

Trust Stamp joins forces with Rwandan Institute to increase equality in biometrics performance

Trust Stamp announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in…

 

Identitypass raises $2.8M for biometric identity verification across Africa

Lagos-based Identitypass has raised $2.8 million in Seed funding, which the company says will help meet its goals of extending its…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria launches license plate verification API to enable car insurance services

VerifyMe Nigeria has launched a new service to verify vehicle license status in real-time, extending its portfolio beyond digital ID verification,…

 

South Africans told biometric-SIM link is ‘next step,’ ‘evolution’ as consultation closes

Reported details and reaction are emerging to the March 2022 proposal by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA),…

 

Ugandans cry foul over biometric passport issuance delays

There is an increasing backlog of applications for biometric passports in Uganda and applicants are expressing frustration over the inability…

 

Nigeria upgrades biometric crime database to stem growing insecurity

The Nigerian Police Force wants to improve its techniques of investigating and tracking criminals as well as locating the sites…

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