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Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for tea workers, financial inclusion with a thumbprint

A new scheme launching in Sierra Leone could rapidly increase the proportion of the population with bank accounts as set…

 

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…

 

Third-party audit shows no discrepancies in biometric remote voting with Voatz app

A third-party audit of voting using the biometric Voatz app for elections in Denver has been completed by the National…

 

Veridos selected to provide 74M biometric voter ID cards for Mexico

The Mexican Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) has awarded Veridos a contract to design and produce more than 74 million biometric…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: fresh calls for biometric voting in Zimbabwe, self-reliance in Nigeria and a possible UN biometric anti-terrorism platform

Biometrics news span issues of self-reliance, politics and counter-terrorism across Africa this week. Nigeria and Ghana continue to make progress…

 

Iraq extends biometric voter registration for IDPs

The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq has extended the biometric voter card registration period for internally displaced persons (IDPs)…

 

Afghanistan approves $15M purchase of 17,865 biometric devices for upcoming elections

Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has approved funding to deploy biometric devices to ensure the integrity of the country’s upcoming…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Biometric ID for Guinea, continued ID controversy for Côte d’Ivoire

West Africa comes to the foreground this week in African digital ID news as Guinea announces plans for a comprehensive…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Nigerian biometrics reach turning point, Ghana caught selling voter data

Developments across Nigeria’s digital ID projects have reached a certain momentum as more government departments require the country’s National Insurance…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Huduma Namba lineups, Liberia verification roll out, biometric voting in SA

Governments press ahead across Africa to increase the uptake of digital ID and biometrics. Kenyans lined up ahead of the…

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