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Nigeria to require face, fingerprint biometrics for Anambra State election

A system that will combine fingerprint and face biometrics for identity verification will be required to verify voters during Governorship…

 

Toppan strengthens Africa biometrics market position with Face Technologies acquisition

Global printing company Toppan has announced the acquisition of biometrics and card solutions provider Face Technologies. The move will reportedly…

 

South Africa’s government urged to make digital identity development a priority

A report commissioned by financial services company BankservAfrica and conducted by accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has called on the government…

 

Nigeria’s digital identity agency NIMC to get $61M funding to upgrade identity infrastructure

Nigeria’s cabinet, the Federal Executive Council, has approved N25 billion (U.S.$61 million) for the upgrading of identity infrastructure at the…

 

Kenyans urged to register biometrics for health insurance

The Chief Executive Officer of Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has called on citizens not to drag their feet…

 

Kenya issues digital ID cards to minority community after decades of ordeal

Members of a ‘stateless’ community in Kenya known as the Shona have received digital ID cards from the Kenyan government,…

 

Cameroon reveals intention to issue biometric residence permits

The Secretary General at Cameroon’s Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, says the President of the Republic has the given the green…

 

World Bank official proposes digital identity steps to drive inclusion in West, Central Africa

The World Bank Vice President for Western and Central Africa, Ousmane Diagana, says the continent has strong digital growth potential,…

 

Online digital ID advances with 2M Nigerian voters registered

Nigeria’s Independent electoral commission (INEC) has announced that more than two million new potential voters have already completed the online…

 

ID4Africa i-On-Africa: Reports from Nigeria and Rwanda

i-On-Africa: Reports from Nigeria and Rwanda Online September 15, 2021, 12:30 GMT ID4Africa will kickstart Season 3 of its much-awaited…

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