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Ghana Card to function as full biometric passport under government plan

Ghanaians may soon be able to use the national biometric ID card as an international travel document, even beyond the…

 

Biometrics investments roll on with $7M for Smile Identity, up to $8.7M for Daltrey

Selfie biometric authentication provider Smile Identity has closed a $7 million Series A funding round to advance its aim of unifying…

 

Nigeria to add 6M students to biometric database for school meal program

Nigeria’s federal government says it is embarking on a nationwide biometric data capture process in order to scale up the…

 

Ghana’s pensions agency harmonizing biometric data to save cost

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) – a government agency in Ghana charged with managing the national pensions…

 

Nigerian group suggests digital ID procurement needs more protection

The Public and Private Development Center (PPDC) — a civil society organization that monitors government procurements in Nigeria — says…

 

Nigeria resumes biometric voter registration, encourages online participation

Nigeria’s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is continuing with the biometric voter enrollment process which it suspended in August…

 

Liberia’s move to introduce biometrics for 2023 polls receives acclaim

The African Youth Peer Review Committee (AYPRC), a pan-African youth organization, has hailed the decision by Liberia to introduce biometrics…

 

Trulioo expands Africa presence with Kenya biometric ID verification market entry

Kenya has become the latest country in Africa where Trulioo’s GlobalGateway biometric identity verification service has been extended to. An…

 

Simprints adds facial recognition to Mozambique land ownership records

Simprints is supplying a biometric identification layer to land tenure records as part of a project to create land ownership…

 

Biometric registration drive in Kenya for health insurance scheme

A mass biometric registration drive in Kenya to enroll citizens for a health insurance scheme in the Nyeri County recently…

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