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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…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for ECOWAS free movement, widespread passport reform

Neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have come to the fore this week. The two members of the Economic Community of…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric verification for Somali military pay, SIM registration in Tanzania

African biometric and digital ID issues continue apace both on and off the continent. In Somalia a scheme to use…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: fresh calls for biometric voting in Zimbabwe, self-reliance in Nigeria and a possible UN biometric anti-terrorism platform

Biometrics news span issues of self-reliance, politics and counter-terrorism across Africa this week. Nigeria and Ghana continue to make progress…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Biometric ID for Guinea, continued ID controversy for Côte d’Ivoire

West Africa comes to the foreground this week in African digital ID news as Guinea announces plans for a comprehensive…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Nigerian biometrics reach turning point, Ghana caught selling voter data

Developments across Nigeria’s digital ID projects have reached a certain momentum as more government departments require the country’s National Insurance…

 

Opportunities and risks of biometrics and digital identity in focus on day 2 of ID4Africa 2019

The second day of ID4Africa 2019 featured 16 informational tracks delving into a range of issues related to this year’s…

 

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…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric pay delays and World Bank support

Biometrics systems have moved far beyond centralized government schemes across Africa. This week we see the ramifications of smaller, localized…

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