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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…

 

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…

 

Multimodal biometrics to drive 21 percent CAGR ePassport growth to 2023

The global market for ePassports will grow by 21 percent CAGR to $23.93 billion from 2019 to 2023, driven by…

 

Belarus to begin issuing biometric passports next January

Alyaksei Byahun, head of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs, recently confirmed that on…

 

Biometric passport market predicted to increase by 18 percent this year

The number of ePassports with integrated biometric technology will grow by 18 percent in 2019, according to a new report…

 

Angola introducing biometric passports

The director of Angola’s Foreigners Migration Service (SME) revealed last week that the Angolan government plans to start issuing passports…

 

UK airport facial recognition ePassport gates to become available to non-Europeans

Use of the ePassport gates at UK airports will become available to travelers from several countries outside of the EU…

 

Veridos set to win Bangladesh ePassport contract

The Daily Star is reporting that Veridos is set to win the contract to provide ePassports to Bangladesh. The cabinet…

 

SuperCom wins $4M passport and visa services contract

SuperCom has won a $4 million contract to provide various core elements of its flexible passport and visa solutions to…

 

ePassport digital signatures still can’t be verified by CBP

Since 2010 when a Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit discovered the security lapse, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “still does…

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