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Digital ID and biometrics in Africa: SIM blocks, biometric electoral roll disputes and an eKYC first for Libya

As 2019 draws to a close, Tanzania reaches – and pushes back – its December 31 biometric SIM registration after…

 

Ghana Electoral Commission proposes facial biometrics as part of voter register changes

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is changing the biometric voter registration process for the 2020 elections, adding facial recognition…

 

How Trulioo plans to help verify hundreds of millions of West Africans

Canadian identity verification firm Trulioo is extending its coverage to Ghana and Nigeria, allowing businesses to establish the identity of…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: biometric influencers in Tanzania, a ‘techno-political nightmare’ in Nigeria

Biometrics and digital ID are becoming firmly embedded in everyday life in many parts of Africa. 150 social media influencers…

 

The week in Africa biometrics and digital ID: SDG progress, returning ghost workers and a pensioner deadline

A theme emerging this week is a pan-African perspective for digital ID schemes across the continent. Progress is being made…

 

Africa digital ID update: biometrics for voter ID in Niger, SIM registration in Liberia and pot farm security in Lesotho

This week sets a good example of the broadening impact of biometrics and digital ID across Africa. Beyond deals for…

 

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: local mobile banking and biometric verification technology soar ahead

The trend for this week is mobile – mobile banking, payments, SIM registration and even a mobile app to check…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for housing, anti-terrorism

It has been two steps forward and possibly two steps back again for digital ID in Africa this week. While…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: International Identity Day, biometric electoral rolls on display in Ghana

The International Identity Day concept which was born of the ID4Africa movement gains significant ground as Nigeria becomes the first…

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