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Biometric Update regularly authors posts about Africa. The following list of links is available to help you find biometrics news regarding Africa. Additional topics may be perused by accessing our complete Biometrics Topics list.

 

Ekemp sues Liberian commission over biometric voter registration procurement

China-based Ekemp and its partners have filed a Writ of Prohibition with the Supreme Court of Liberia on the entire…

 

Cameroon election agency wants huge ID card backlog cleared ahead of polls

The chairman of Cameroon’s election management body (ELECAM), Abrams Enow Egbe, recently held talks with the delegate general for national…

 

Nigeria’s Delta State to capture biometrics of 98K pupils as school meal program resumes

After a three-year hiatus, Nigeria’s National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) is resuming in Delta State, with the capture of…

 

Biometric passport adoption trend grows amid data privacy, cost, issuance concerns

Multiple developments have emerged from different countries in recent days concerning biometric passports, from Pakistan announcing it has issued first…

 

Ekemp fails demonstration of its biometric election technology, claims unfair treatment

It appears concerns raised by Liberia’s Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) about the firm selected to provide biometric materials…

 

Biometrics urged for payroll fraud crusade in Africa’s public service systems

The phenomenon of public workers unduly earning salaries or other financial benefits from their national public service systems in some…

 

Biometric voter registration bid do-over commences in Liberia (update)

Despite an erroneous local media report to the contrary, Laxton has informed Biometric Update that it participated in the second…

 

Nigerian parliament set to scrutinize new draft data protection law

Any day now, Nigerian lawmakers will receive for deliberation a new draft personal data protection bill, after it was recently…

 

Ugandan digital ID on trial: high court requests expert witness while AG denies exclusion

The first hearing in the human rights litigation against the government and identity agency over Uganda’s national digital ID system…

 

Charting cooperation for inclusive, trusted digital public infrastructure at the UN

Digital cooperation and the building of resilience through safe, trusted and inclusive digital public infrastructure anchored one of the forums…

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