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National Identification and Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA)

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Uganda biometric ID rollout may be hampered by lack of funds: lawmakers

Ugandan lawmakers are worried that the rollout of the country’s new generation of biometric national ID cards by June 1,…

 

Uganda rumored to consider merging ID agencies as biometric kit price grows

Officials with Uganda’s Internal Affairs Ministry have requested a merger between government bodies responsible for issuing IDs and civil registration,…

 

Uganda mulls requiring return of old identity cards to issue new generation IDs

Ugandan authorities are studying a plan which may require citizens holding old and expired cards to hand them back before…

 

Nigeria reaches 57% in special birth registration drive targeting 12M children

The National Population Commission of Nigeria (NPC) says its teams have attained 57 percent coverage of a digital birth registration…

 

Liberia’s low biometric national ID card renewal rate bemoaned by authorities

The director of Liberia’s National Identification Registry (NIR), Andrew Peters, has expressed concerns over the reluctance by many Liberians and…

 

Rate of foreigners acquiring Ugandan national ID is alarming, govt official warns

A spokesman for Uganda’s Internal Affairs Ministry, Simon Peter Mundeyi, says the rate at which foreign nationals bribe their way…

 

Uganda new ID plans reportedly stalled; 3M current cards unclaimed

The National Identification and Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA) may not be able to deliver on its promise of issuing…

 

Uganda court accepts brief from rights groups on digital ID case

Uganda’s High Court at Kampala ruled that it will accept an ‘Amicus Curiae’ brief from three human rights organizations, Access…

 

Ghana re-announces issuance of ID numbers to babies, Uganda to register citizen school children

Babies born in Ghana on or after 31 March 2023 will be issued with a Ghana Card number, perhaps, whereas…

 

Ugandan parliament to probe biometric ID card printing contract awarded to Veridos

The Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs of the Parliament of Uganda has announced plans to investigate the problems surrounding…

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