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Biometric Update regularly releases posts about Africa. The following list of links is available to help you find biometrics news concerning Africa. Additional topics may be explored by reviewing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

How will digital wallet pilots in Europe affect the world?

The fourth ID4Africa livecast in the ‘Mobile for Identity Management & Inclusive ID4D’ series turns to mobile ID in advanced…

 

Nigeria government, telecom bodies collaborate on rapid digital ID issuance to unblock SIMs

Nigeria’s National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) will work with the country’s telecom authority and main industry body to unblock SIMs…

 

Ego vs synergy: the problems and potential for digital identity and open banking in Africa

“Can we all overcome our egos to come together behind a big bowl of pepper soup and agree that we…

 

Trek to widespread digital IDs continues but Women in Identity warns it might be long

It is always best, when speaking to comrades in arms, to play up the achievability of a daunting task, but…

 

Group challenges order blocking 72M SIMs unlinked to biometrics in Nigeria

The decision by Nigeria’s federal government to order the blocking of more than 72 million SIM cards not linked to…

 

Civil society coalition sues Ugandan government, alleging digital ID exclusion

A coalition of civil society organizations in Uganda have filed a lawsuit against the government alleging that the national digital…

 

Zimbabwe opts for biometrics to fight fraud in issuance of land title deeds

Residents of the Zimbabwean town of Epworth are looking forward to receiving biometric land title deeds as the government in…

 

Task force recommends biometric visas to strengthen security at ECOWAS borders

A task force working on ECOVISA — a project which seeks to harmonize visa processes, procedures and costs within the…

 

South Africa’s Home Affairs and EOH set for arbitration over $27M biometrics contract

Counter claims between the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed EOH tech group continue over a R400 million…

 

Nigeria may prosecute officials behind invalid entries in biometric voter registration

The over one million Nigerians identified as having been involved in irregular practices in the course of the ongoing biometric…

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