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Taking biometric ID from rumors to government service delivery in Kenya

Kenya’s national ID project Huduma Namba was a topic of much discussion at ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The…

 

Key themes and debates emerge as ID4Africa opens

Digital identity themes, challenges, problems and progress came to the fore in Johannesburg as delegates from African governments, international agencies…

 

Digital identity in Africa this week: fluctuating govt spending and biometric travel

Governments across Africa are spending more on digital ID and biometrics, including new digital service centers this week in Nigeria…

 

Possibilities and teething difficulties for African biometrics and digital ID

Ahead of the ID4Africa event in Johannesburg, digital ID related companies are releasing think pieces on the future possibilities for…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: demand for national biometric projects challenge capacities

Biometrics were firmly a part of the continental conversation in parts of Africa this week. In Kenya, at the start…

 

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…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Kenya’s biometric ID scheme, blockchain for refugees, universal health and moonlighting officials

Developments in digital ID across Africa this week include positive steps in Senegal to use digital platforms to rapidly reach…

 

IDEMIA ban by Kenyan National Assembly appealed as biometric national ID drive passes 15M

Kenya’s drive to register citizens for its biometric Huduma Namba national ID system will not be affected by the recent…

 

Censure of IDEMIA by Kenyan National Assembly could threaten biometric registration drive

Kenya’s National Assembly has voted to suspend IDEMIA from government contracts for 10 years, due to allegation of a violation…

 

Kenya national biometric enrollment project reaches 8 million people

A nationwide mass biometric registration push by Kenya’s Interior Ministry for the country’s National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) has…

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