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Kenyan firm to sell BIO-Key’s biometrics and IAM solutions in channel program expansion

BIO-key International has announced that its PortalGuard cloud-based Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution and its biometric hardware and software…

 

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…

 

Digital ID registration – an influential opportunity for mobile network operators

African governments may want to exploit the business assets of mobile network operators and knowhow in registering users and handling…

 

Criticism sparked by delay of biometric election systems unveiling in Uganda, procurement in Kenya

Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) is being asked to provide details on its Biometric Voter Verification Kits (BVVK) and related technologies…

 

Biometric registration for Kenya’s universal health coverage scheme underway

A process to capture the biometric data of an initial number of one million poor Kenyan citizens within the framework…

 

Investigations identify the extent – and limitations – of Semlex’s political networks in Africa

The new offices for Semlex Côte d’Ivoire in the Cocody district of the commercial capital Abidjan Scrutiny of biometric credentials…

 

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…

 

Challenging biometrics use in 4 not-at-all-easy steps

Acknowledging history is running against anyone opposing national biometric identity systems, a partisan privacy nonprofit has published a sizable guide…

 

Smartmatic wins Uganda biometric voter registration kit contract with $22.4M bid

After last week’s special report on Nigeria and Ghana, we cast our biometrics news net across the African continent again…

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