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Securiport provides biometric immigration control system to reduce spread of the Ebola virus

Securiport announced it is providing advanced biometric screening technologies to aid government and health organizations in reducing the spread of…

 

Biometric registration for HIV patients in Kenya mandatory

The Kenyan government will enforce a new rule starting in January that makes it mandatory for all HIV/AIDS patients living…

 

Electoral Commission of Ghana hosts conference on using biometrics for election management

The Association of African Election Authorities (AAEA) is currently hosting a three-day conference dedicated to applying and sustaining biometric technology…

 

Namibian Biometric Research Lab publishes list of biometric e-voting criteria ahead of presidential election

The Biometric Research Laboratory has published a list of electronic voting selection criteria, ahead of Namibia’s upcoming biometric election. According…

 

Experts encourage African governments, firms to examine biometric risks

An African biometrics consultancy recently outlined the risks of biometric adoption for African governments and commercial concerns in an article…

 

Gambia reconfirms issuance of biometric passports

The West African nation of Gambia has reiterated its plans to replace its machine-readable passports with biometric passports. Interior Minister…

 

Nigerian engineers push for biometrics in upcoming election

Nigeria could become the next African country to use biometric technology to enroll voters and count votes on election day….

 

Lumidigm, Fulcrum Biometrics participate in African vaccination program

Lumidigm and Fulcrum Biometrics have announced their participation in an African program through VaxTrac, which aims to reduce vaccine waste and ensure…

 

Cameroon rolls out biometric passport

Cameroon has just started to issue its new biometric passport. Reported in Business in Cameroon, the first biometric passport was…

 

Bytes Technology Group acquires BNT, becomes Lumidigm partner

Following its acquisition of Brand New Technology, Bytes Technology Group is now a Lumidigm partner, securing exclusive distribution in Africa and the…

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