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Biometric Update regularly writes posts about Africa. The following list of links is available to help you find biometrics news regarding Africa. More tags may be explored by accessing our complete Biometrics Topics list.

 

Microsoft engaging with Nigeria ID4D on capacity building, consulting on data protection

Microsoft says it will work with Nigeria’s ID4D agency to help build domestic capacity to advance the country’s data protection…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria CEO calls for greater collaboration to enhance KYC compliance

Industry operators and stakeholders involved in the know your customer (KYC) chain in Nigeria must close ranks if there is…

 

Voters face biometric verification kit glitches in Kenya elections, failures ‘not widespread’

Many Kenyans, both ordinary and high-profile voters, were unable to cast their ballots in time at some polling stations during…

 

U-turn on manual registers alongside biometric verification kits in Kenyan general elections

Printed manual voter registers are being used alongside biometric kits to authenticate the identity of millions of Kenyans who are…

 

The Gambia launches new biometric CRVS and health insurance scheme

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia has appealed to citizens of the West African country of 2.5 million people to…

 

Nigeria ID4D to facilitate digital ID issuance for people living with disabilities

The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (Nigeria ID4D) project has pledged to create the enabling environment for more people living…

 

Nigerian group calls for extension as up to 11M fail to complete biometric voter registration

Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is facing heat from civil society groups to extend once more the deadline for…

 

Ghana imposes fee for biometric SIM registration with self-service app

The Ghanaian government is introducing a self-service mobile application, with a fee, to fast-track the ongoing SIM card re-registration exercise…

 

If the Kardashians bought biometric systems: South Africans bicker and battle over ABIS contract

The South African government has posted a lengthy tart reply to corruption accusations made by the shadow Home Affairs minister…

 

Nigeria’s Edo state emulates Lagos on biometric resident ID cards to fight insecurity

The Governor of Edo State in southern Nigeria, Godwin Obaseki, has unveiled plans by his administration to issue biometric identification…

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