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More challenges for biometric voter rolls as partnerships bring authentication options to African market

Digital ID in West African elections leads the biometrics agenda in Africa this week as neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire…

 

Forensics Middle East & Africa

Forensics Middle East & Africa Online October 12 – 14, 2020 Forensics Middle East and Africa is going virtual this…

 

Verify my life: could a Nigerian problem lead to a global trust solution?

A Nigerian identity verification company is building a way to confirm details of an increasing number of Nigerians’ lives, way…

 

Biometrics deployed by Interpol to fight terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region

The breadth of applications of biometrics is evident in this week’s roundup of news in Africa, from counter terrorism activities…

 

ID4Africa seeks speakers for special webinar panel on inclusion in digital identity

ID4Africa is calling for speakers for a special live-cast episode of its webinar series focussing on inclusion as part of its…

 

Government biometrics programs and national ID card contracts in Africa need more transparency

This week’s events show a wide variance in the success of biometrics projects, and the diverse nature of digital ID…

 

ID4Africa webinar shows gradual shift of digital ID systems in Africa towards individual control beginning

Should national identity schemes, biometrics-backed or otherwise, use a single unique digital ID number to identify people for different services,…

 

Nigeria sets up committee to drive digital identity initiative

Nigeria‘s President Muhammadu Buhari has established a committee led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha,…

 

New approaches to biometrics and digital ID systems in Africa considered to achieve universal coverage

Though efforts to deliver identity to all people in Africa through biometrics and other digital technologies have been stopped in…

 

Biometric registration programs announced, commenced, disrupted and debated across Africa

Nationwide biometric voter registration is underway in Ghana where the head of the electoral commission shares the rate of voters…

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