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Digital ID not increasing inclusivity as advertised, civil society groups argue

A variety of factors prevent the inclusivity promise of digital ID systems in Sub-Saharan Africa from being fulfilled, and governments…

 

Biometrics partnerships and regional symbiosis driving election opportunities: Laxton

The green field opportunities for election systems in Africa allow the development of technologies more advanced than those used in…

 

Mauritius’ digital ID system success story showcased in ID4Africa livecast

The island Republic of Mauritius has had significant success in implementing a digital ID system for its citizens, and how…

 

ID4Africa LiveCast: Infant identity management and the legal identity agenda

ID4Africa LiveCast: Infant identity management and the legal identity agenda Online Feb 24: 13:30 – 15:30 GMT Join ID4Africa to…

 

Nigeria plans to replace bank IDs with digital ID numbers

Federal government authorities in Nigeria say talks are ongoing with various stakeholders to see how biometrics-backed Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs)…

 

Integrated Biometrics’ mobile solution deployed for Nigeria’s bank ID initiative

The implementation of Integrated Biometrics’ (IB’s) Kojak PL FBI Appendix F-Certified FAP 60 10-Print roll fingerprint scanner by the central…

 

Accelerating Nigeria’s digital ID issuance will take more funding, infrastructure

The ongoing process in Nigeria to issue national biometric digital IDs (NINs) to citizens will be more effective if the…

 

Nigeria lauds increased participation in national digital ID registration process

The federal government of Nigeria has expressed satisfaction with the recent level of participation of citizens in the ongoing process…

 

Nigeria’s move to link digital identity numbers to SIM cards sparks lawsuit

The controversy surrounding the decision by Nigeria’s federal government to have citizens link their biometrics-backed digital IDs to their SIM…

 

Will Open APIs break digital ID vendor lock-in, usher in new opportunity? ID4Africa community debates

The great potential for national ID systems with Open APIs to improve digital economies while enhancing equality and security was…

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