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Tanzanian president invokes need for biometric voting to curb election irregularities

A biometric voting system could already be in place when Tanzanians head to the polls to choose a new president…

 

No funds yet allocated to Nigeria’s 2023 digital voting plan

The Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) is increasingly concerned about the continued lack of funds for it to go…

 

Concerns raised in Zimbabwe as Semlex wins biometric passport contract

Some Zimbabweans, including political party officials, are raising worries following the award of a contract for the production of the…

 

How Augentic delivered Cameroon’s biometric passport project amid the pandemic

“Wow. The 48 hours deadline is truly respected. When it’s good, we should say it’s good. If government was respecting…

 

Biometrics for verification of pension earners in Nigeria, Zimbabwe

The Lagos State government of Nigeria says it is today beginning an online biometric verification process for 5,984 pensioners under…

 

Nigeria privacy concerns mount over digital ID-SIM link as deadline approaches

Concerns over privacy and the handling of personal data is putting off Nigerians from registering in the biometric ID system…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria brings efficiencies to KYC, biometric liveness checking, creates address marketplace

Nigerian startup VerifyMe is adding to its range of identity verification tools for KYC with biometric liveness detection, a banking number…

 

850 Kenyan hospitals sue national insurance fund over biometric patient registration

850 hospitals are suing Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) in a dispute over the requirement to install equipment to…

 

Tanzania urged to regulate digital ID privacy, Zimbabwe to tackle exclusion

The government of Tanzania has been advised to put in place the necessary data protection and oversight regulation in order…

 

Liberia’s electoral commission seeks biometric voter registration help from Nigeria

Liberia’s government is asking Nigeria for assistance as it stands up biometric voter registration, Nigerian outlet Punch writes, with National Electoral…

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