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Liberian Senate seeks consensus on introduction of biometrics for 2023 election

Liberia’s Senate has called on its Joint Committee on Autonomous Agencies and Ways, Means, Finance and Budget to meet with…

 

Digital ID status update for Nigeria and Rwanda: new technology, data law

The livecast for International ID Day 2021 included the first country presentations in ID4Africa’s new I-On-Africa series. The directors general…

 

Zwipe partners for faster biometric payment card deployment in Middle East, Africa

Zwipe has partnered with Abu Dhabi-based NymCard to launch biometric payment cards in the Middle East and Africa. The collaboration will…

 

International ID Day 2021: beyond the core and ID as an ‘existential right’

International ID Day on 16 September will see the digital identity cause begin a move to the mainstream, explore what…

 

Mastercard partnership to capture biometrics of 30 million Africans

A joint venture by Mastercard’s Community Pass and its partner Paycode aims to capture the biometrics of 30 million individuals…

 

iiDENTIFii and iProov tout successful biometric ID verification partnership

iiDENTIFii says its engagement as the lead Africa partner of iProov for biometric identity verification and authentication services in South…

 

Kenyans, Cameroonians reminded to pick up their biometric IDs

Kenyan authorities are calling on citizens to clear the backlog of uncollected biometric national identity cards, known as the Huduma…

 

Nigeria to require face, fingerprint biometrics for Anambra State election

A system that will combine fingerprint and face biometrics for identity verification will be required to verify voters during Governorship…

 

Toppan strengthens Africa biometrics market position with Face Technologies acquisition

Global printing company Toppan has announced the acquisition of biometrics and card solutions provider Face Technologies. The move will reportedly…

 

South Africa’s government urged to make digital identity development a priority

A report commissioned by financial services company BankservAfrica and conducted by accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has called on the government…

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