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Biometric Update regularly authors news about Africa. The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news regarding Africa. Additional tags may be explored by reviewing our entire Biometrics Topics list.

 

Identitypass raises $2.8M for biometric identity verification across Africa

Lagos-based Identitypass has raised $2.8 million in Seed funding, which the company says will help meet its goals of extending its…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria launches license plate verification API to enable car insurance services

VerifyMe Nigeria has launched a new service to verify vehicle license status in real-time, extending its portfolio beyond digital ID verification,…

 

South Africans told biometric-SIM link is ‘next step,’ ‘evolution’ as consultation closes

Reported details and reaction are emerging to the March 2022 proposal by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA),…

 

Ugandans cry foul over biometric passport issuance delays

There is an increasing backlog of applications for biometric passports in Uganda and applicants are expressing frustration over the inability…

 

Nigeria upgrades biometric crime database to stem growing insecurity

The Nigerian Police Force wants to improve its techniques of investigating and tracking criminals as well as locating the sites…

 

Concerns about SIM registration with biometrics are genuine, digital rights activists argue

Tony Roberts and Ridwan Oloyede, authors of an opinion article published by Thompson Reuters Foundation News, have argued that people…

 

Carnegie report suggests biometrics and digital ID adoption can help South Africa’s cybersecurity

South Africa’s position as a key financial hub for Africa is being undermined by a lacklustre approach and commitment to…

 

Conference proposes biometrics-based documentation for Central African Republic refugees

Six countries hosting forcibly displaced persons from the Central African Republic (CAR) have agreed to takes steps aimed at issuing…

 

Kenyans called upon to verify entries as biometric voter registration nears end

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC) says it is suspending the second phase of the Enhanced Continuous…

 

Zimbabwe’s mobile biometric voter registration phase ends

The second phase of a mobile biometric voter registration in Zimbabwe was officially ended on April 30 by the country’s…

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