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Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: politics, ecommerce, Covid-19 biometric capture bans

Covid-19 continues to impact biometric systems across Africa. After initial reports in previous weeks of systems being suspended to reduce…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: mass enrollments, closed borders and system failures

While Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Chad either launched or announced mass enrollments for biometric civil registrations, the system in…

 

Developments in biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: Malawi election nullified, lack of funds in Uganda

The result of Malawi’s first biometric election, held in May 2019, has finally been nullified by a panel of judges,…

 

Biometrics developments and digital ID across Africa this week: Huduma Namba halted, Tanzania SIM shutdown and a sea of opinions

Africa’s most emblematic biometric ID scheme has been halted by the High Court. Kenya’s Huduma Namba must wait until adequate…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for public sector pay, passport and driving license problems

The issue of removing ghost workers from public sector payrolls comes to the fore this week. In Nigeria university staff…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ID progress in Liberia, Idemia deal in Guinea

This has been West Africa’s week in digital ID news. Liberia may be adding a few more people to its…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: mammoth biometric registration plans for Nigeria and Interpol in the Sahel

The sheer scale of the projects underway in Kenya and Nigeria mean that once again the two countries dominate Africa’s…

 

‘Prone to hacking’: expert witness in Kenya’s Huduma Namba hearings first round

“[The National Integrated Identity Management System] thus is an archaic design compared to modern-day systems architecture and can be rightly…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Nigeria extends biometric registration, Kenyan groups call for scrutiny

With the biggest digital ID job to do in Africa in terms of population size, Nigeria dominates the identity agenda…

 

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…

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