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Ghana pauses early block on mobile subscribers as biometric SIM registration draws criticism

Telecoms in Ghana have been instructed to stop blocking SIM cards, roughly a week after they were due to begin…

 

Ghana imposes fee for biometric SIM registration with self-service app

The Ghanaian government is introducing a self-service mobile application, with a fee, to fast-track the ongoing SIM card re-registration exercise…

 

26M SIMs still unidentified in Ghana as biometric registration deadline extended again

Ghanaians have been given up to September 30, 2022, to re-register their SIM cards with biometrics or have them indefinitely…

 

Lesotho, Namibia join trend of SIM card registration with biometrics

The southern African nations of Lesotho and Namibia have launched campaigns for citizens to re-register their SIM cards with their…

 

Stakeholders debate legality, efficacy of South Africa’s biometric SIM registry proposal

Mobile network operators and digital media companies in South Africa have taken a series of complaints about proposed biometric identity…

 

Telco says low Ghana Card issuance major setback in biometric SIM re-registration process

A process in Ghana for users of mobile phones to re-identify their SIM cards with biometrics is proceeding more slowly…

 

Biometric SIM registration slows Kenyan mobile subscriptions, Namibia seeks a different path

After a chaotic period where of Kenya’s mobile phone users had to be biometrically enrolled, a report says the pace…

 

South Africans told biometric-SIM link is ‘next step,’ ‘evolution’ as consultation closes

Reported details and reaction are emerging to the March 2022 proposal by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA),…

 

Concerns about SIM registration with biometrics are genuine, digital rights activists argue

Tony Roberts and Ridwan Oloyede, authors of an opinion article published by Thompson Reuters Foundation News, have argued that people…

 

Nigeria government, telecom bodies collaborate on rapid digital ID issuance to unblock SIMs

Nigeria’s National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) will work with the country’s telecom authority and main industry body to unblock SIMs…

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