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Kenya’s digital ID ruled illegal until data protection impact assessment completed

Kenya’s national biometrics-backed digital ID system Huduma Namba has been struck a blow by the country’s High Court, which ruled…

 

Kenya’s private sector can push digital identity drive: Estonian leader

The President of Estonia has praised Kenya’s digital identity journey and says she believes the private sector can help push…

 

Kenyans, Cameroonians reminded to pick up their biometric IDs

Kenyan authorities are calling on citizens to clear the backlog of uncollected biometric national identity cards, known as the Huduma…

 

Kenya’s Huduma Namba digital ID scheme could exclude millions of citizens, Forum warns

An ongoing project in Kenya to issue a biometrics-backed digital ID known as the Huduma Namba to citizens continues to…

 

Issuance of biometric cards for Kenyans imminent as regulatory framework in place

Citizens of East Africa’s biggest economy, Kenya, will soon be issued biometric identification cards which will enable them have access…

 

Huduma Namba digital ID cards to go into production as 2022 election issues raised

After a mass registration exercise to capture the nation’s biometrics for the ambitious Huduma Namba unique identifier number, the program…

 

Nigeria shows biometric flexibility, slow progress on voter registers continues across Africa

Biometric voting, and the registration required, are once again proving problematic in several African countries. Somalia will miss its target…

 

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,…

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