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Nigerian fintech launches biometrics platform for merchant payments

Nigerian digital payment services provider Accelerex has rolled out a system to facilitate merchant payments across the country using fingerprint…

 

Cameroon gets $4.8M South Korea grant to advance civil registration modernization project

Cameroon’s Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey, recently signed an agreement with the government of…

 

Ethiopia hiring consultant for financial management of its national ID

The Ethiopian government, with the support of the World Bank, is seeking a financial officer to be a consultant for…

 

Digital rights advocates say Nigeria’s NIMC has work to do on data mishandling

In the past weeks, there has been a flurry of reports about the commercialization of personal data by some websites…

 

Prembly, Peleza complete merger to strengthen data, compliance services offering

Two digital identity services firms Prembly Ltd and Peleza International have merged to form Prembly Group. According to an announcement,…

 

Efficient digital govt systems will help Africa meet 2030 single market goal: report

A report by the Africa Policy Research Institute (APRI) holds that putting in place strong and efficient digital government systems…

 

Report points out personal data protection lapses in Botswana

The government of Botswana has been told to strengthen the country’s porous personal data protection legal framework to address major…

 

NIRA explains adding iris biometrics to Uganda ID

Uganda is making iris biometrics part of its new national digital ID card not just as an added layer of…

 

World Bank revises Nigeria’s digital ID project as country fails to meet critical targets

Some implementation adjustments have been made to the Nigeria Digital Identity for Development (Nigeria ID4D) project sponsored by the World…

 

New details revealed about Zimbabwe biometric voting procurement scandal

New developments have emerged about some business moguls who have been cited as being involved in a procurement scandal for…

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