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Ugandan police accused of using facial recognition system to fuel rights abuses

The police in the east African nation of Uganda have been faulted for using a facial recognition system deployed in…

 

Uganda to begin nationwide distribution of biometric ID cards to citizens

The National Identification Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA) says it will begin a nationwide process on 23 November to distribute…

 

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…

 

Biometric projects to fight fraud and corruption in Africa need to avoid the same traps

Allegations against Semlex in Africa continue to mount as a new exposé of the Belgian firm’s dealings comes to light, this…

 

Biometrics collection from refugees and vulnerable people questioned by analysts

The use of biometrics and digital identity systems in the humanitarian sector remains highly problematic, viewed through a data justice…

 

Biometrics support financial services efficiency in Malawi, Nigeria and Ghana as UNHCR ramps up in Niger

The biometrics business continues as normal in parts of Africa. A new ePassport agency opens in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, despite…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: coronavirus fallout, startup funding, Ghana electoral register

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, some African institutions are reacting by suspending fingerprint-based biometric access and attendance systems in the…

 

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,…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: SIM deadline in Tanzania, ZKTeco R&D center, Uganda eKYC

Tanzania is the main story this week for biometrics in Africa as its deadline for biometric SIM registration arrived when…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Data protection in Togo, biometrics secure welfare payments in Zambia

Positive news for digital ID across Africa as Togo votes through legislation to protect personal data and how it is…

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