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Cameroon, Rwanda see progress in biometric passport projects implementation

Rwanda’s project to issue passports with embedded biometric data has attained a new milestone in its implementation process following the…

 

Cameroon moves to tackle hurdles impeding biometric IDs’ smooth issuance

Cameroon’s general delegation for national security, the body charged with overseeing the issuance of biometrics-backed digital national identity cards for…

 

Cameroon plans to introduce a biometric youth card in 2021, but is it ready?

Cameroon, like a number of other countries across Africa, is gradually delving into and embracing biometrics and digital identity. This…

 

Augentic wins biometric passport contract for Cameroon, Fiji issuance appears successful

Cameroon has selected partners Augentic and Portuguese State Printer Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (INCM) to supply biometric passports and support issuance…

 

Idemia biometrics secures Africa’s largest welfare transfer system as Nigeria unites identity-handling agencies

Potentially big developments in biometrics this week in Nigeria as the agency managing Africa’s largest national identity program is moved…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ghost-busting in Ghana, resolving double registration status in Kenya

Kenya dominated digital ID developments this week. What could have been its biggest story – downgrading the new role of…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric bank cards, birth registrations up, ePassport problems

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: mobile money, tracking teachers and large SIM fines

National telecom watchdogs are fining mobile operators for not keeping up with SIM card registrations linked to ID, while in…

 

Mastercard and Orange: why global brands are delving into African biometrics

The speed at which African nations are implementing biometric systems for national ID and electoral rolls has created something of…

 

Making digital ID a tool for inclusion in Cameroon elections

Voter registrations are an important challenge for national identity systems, demanding accuracy, completeness, and verifiability to provide the assurance necessary…

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