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

 

Nigerian state to begin biometric identification in transport sector to improve security

All individuals running shuttle buses, tricycles (“keke”), trucks, mini-trucks, lorries and taxis in the Nigeria’s Anambra State have been given…

 

As biometric voter registration increases, Brookings looks to India for lessons

The proposed integration of the Aadhaar biometric national ID and India’s voter registration database will set an important precedent for…

 

Many hands lift Nigerian digital ID effort, but some are actually making it harder

An uneasy balance is being struck in Nigeria in that nation’s progress toward universal digital identification for its 200 million…

 

Digital ID needed for passport, residence, work permits in Sierra Leone

A new policy coming into force in Sierra Leone from 1 June, 2022, requires all foreign nationals applying for residence…

 

FacePhi opens new subsidiary to consolidate biometrics market presence in EMEA

FacePhi intends to boost its market presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with the creation of a…

 

Biometric self-service ID, passport kiosks planned for South Africa

South Africa’s Home Affairs Department has unveiled plans for the imminent roll-out of a biometric self-service system to enable citizens…

 

Fears for a safe 2022 election in Kenya as investigation paints murky picture of EC, Idemia

An investigation into the events surrounding recent elections in Kenya provides a bleak outlook for this August’s general election. More…

 

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…

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