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

 

FacePhi opens new subsidiary to consolidate biometrics market presence in EMEA

FacePhi intends to boost its market presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with the creation of a…

 

Biometric self-service ID, passport kiosks planned for South Africa

South Africa’s Home Affairs Department has unveiled plans for the imminent roll-out of a biometric self-service system to enable citizens…

 

Fears for a safe 2022 election in Kenya as investigation paints murky picture of EC, Idemia

An investigation into the events surrounding recent elections in Kenya provides a bleak outlook for this August’s general election. More…

 

Togo eyes more robust digital ID system to enhance inclusion, tackle future challenges

The West African nation of Togo is considering building a stronger digital ID ecosystem for identification and social protection data…

 

Veridos breaks ground on Ugandan biometric ID document printing plant

There are five primary challenges nations face in going fully digital with IDs, according to one vendor. Veridos has published…

 

Concerns raised as Uganda plans DNA upgrade for biometric ID cards

Uganda’s next digital national ID card will add DNA biometrics to improve identity verification for service delivery, according to Kenyan…

 

Nigeria suspends biometric voter registration June 30, to improve ABIS system

The chairman of Nigeria’s National Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has announced that the biometric Continuous Voter Registration…

 

Trust Stamp joins forces with Rwandan Institute to increase equality in biometrics performance

Trust Stamp announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in…

 

Identitypass raises $2.8M for biometric identity verification across Africa

Lagos-based Identitypass has raised $2.8 million in Seed funding, which the company says will help meet its goals of extending its…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria launches license plate verification API to enable car insurance services

VerifyMe Nigeria has launched a new service to verify vehicle license status in real-time, extending its portfolio beyond digital ID verification,…

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