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Government biometrics programs and national ID card contracts in Africa need more transparency

This week’s events show a wide variance in the success of biometrics projects, and the diverse nature of digital ID…

 

Nigeria shows biometric flexibility, slow progress on voter registers continues across Africa

Biometric voting, and the registration required, are once again proving problematic in several African countries. Somalia will miss its target…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: registration for Nigeria SIMs, Zimbabwe public sector

After much criticism of Kenya’s Huduma Namba scheme, this week there is a call for further use of biometrics to…

 

Developments in biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: Malawi election nullified, lack of funds in Uganda

The result of Malawi’s first biometric election, held in May 2019, has finally been nullified by a panel of judges,…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for public sector pay, passport and driving license problems

The issue of removing ghost workers from public sector payrolls comes to the fore this week. In Nigeria university staff…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Biometric ghost-busting, marbles and a digital census

Even more aspects of life will soon involve digital identification, especially for Ghanaians as the country prepares for its first…

 

Gambia’s biometric ID cards ready for distribution October 1

The Gambian National ID card will be rolled out to the public beginning October 1st, 2018. Adama Barrow, President of…

 

Gambia restores Semlex contract for biometric national identity documents

Gambia’s Minister of Justice Ba Tambadou has announced that a contract between the country’s government and Semlex to provide the…

 

Zetes gets contract for The Gambian biometric passport and border control eGate

Zetes has announced that it has just been awarded a fifteen-year contract to create biometric passports for The Gambia. According to…

 

The Gambia eyes biometric passport

Reports are emerging to suggest that The Gambia is set to introduce a biometric passport to its citizens. According to…

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