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Biometric Update regularly releases posts about Africa. The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news about Africa. Additional topics may be perused by reviewing our entire Biometrics Topics list.

 

Ethiopia’s national digital ID prepares foundation ahead of scale-up

The lessons learned from other countries implementing digital ID systems have helped inform the development of Ethiopia’s national program, panelists…

 

ID Day boost, SDG warning and dynamic new identity and inclusion models for Togo

Positive results for ID Day 2022 and the role of biometric, digital ID in the digital transformation of Togo were…

 

India, Nigeria, Pakistan discuss sustainable financing for digital ID schemes with ID4Africa

Designing identity authorities based on business models which can generate funds for the proper functioning and sustainability of their systems…

 

Criticism of Liberia’s biometric voter registration contract rumored to irk Chinese embassy

The latest twist in an ongoing saga over the contract to support Liberia’s biometric voter registry is a complaint from…

 

iiDENTIFii secures $15M in funding to expand face biometric authentication across Africa

South Africa-based iiDENTIFii has secured 272 million South Africa Rand (approximately US$15.2 million) in a series A funding round to…

 

Data security rules needed for Nepalese digital ID, Nigeria’s World Bank funding

A similar lack of data protection rules in Nepal and Nigeria could limit citizens’ confidence in the national digital ID…

 

Kenya to comply with regional bloc directive on biometric passports from end November

Kenyans have until 30 November to get new East African Community (EAC) biometric passports if they want to be able…

 

Liberia’s election commission seeks clarification on biometrics procurement rerun proposal

Biometrics providers bidding on the contract for Liberia’s voter registration may get a do-over, Front Page Africa reports, with the…

 

Ugandan officials emphasize inclusive digital ID plan to enroll 17M unregistered citizens

The National Identification and Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA) says it is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that each…

 

Liberian agencies spar over alleged irregularities of biometric voter card contract decision

The review of Ekemp’s contract to provide biometric voter registry cards for Liberians continues, with back-and-forth communications between the government’s…

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