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Youverify digital wallet promises biometric security for individuals and businesses in Africa

Youverify, a Lagos-based biometric identity verification company, has rolled out an all-in-one digital identity wallet that enables individuals to preserve…

 

Aidentity, UGS partner on digital ID enrollment of Nigerians in Europe

Aidentity has agreed to offer its biometric and technical services to UGS Technologies for the enrollment of Nigerians living in the…

 

Global ID CEO rewarded in Cameroon for 3D vein biometrics innovation

Professor Lambert Sonna Momo, chief executive officer and founder of Global ID, has received an award in his home country…

 

Biometric claims processing by Malawi health insurance firm yields progress one year on

MacDonald Wella, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WEMAS, a Malawian health insurance firm which uses biometrics to process insurance…

 

Ghana to become first country to use contactless biometrics in national vaccination program

The Ghana Health Service in partnership with Gavi and Arm will begin a biometric-based national vaccination program in October 2021…

 

Alleged hack of Kenya’s Biometric Voter Registration system denied by electoral agency

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Wafula Chebukati has rejected claims that the country’s Biometric Voter Registration (BVR)…

 

Zwipe strengthens biometric payment cards position in Africa and Southeast Asia

Mauritius-based international card payment processor and personalization bureau ICPS has partnered with Zwipe to supply biometric payment cards for banks across…

 

Liberia elections commission, Senate bicker over biometrics introduction for 2023 polls

Plans by Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) to introduce biometric voter registration ahead of the 2023 polls as well as…

 

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…

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