Tag Archives: Africa

ID4Africa 2018

By | April 24, 2018

Following 3 highly successful meetings held in Tanzania, Rwanda and Namibia, The ID4Africa Movement returns in 2018 to present another exciting event that promises to be impactful and marked by strong thought leadership presence. ID4Africa 2018 will be hosted in Abuja, Nigeria by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on 24-26 April 2018.  The theme of the conference… Read More »

Malawi issues 9 million National IDs in six months

By | December 4, 2017

Lilongwe – Malawi has for the first time after 50 years of its independence issued biometric national identity cards (IDs) to 9 million people. The issuance of the 9 million national IDs follows the implementation of mass registration exercise completed within a six-month period spanning from May to November this year. Various stakeholders have lauded the initiative with many… Read More »

Angola – New I.D card comes out on Monday

By | November 20, 2017

Luanda, ANGOLA, November 20 – A new Identity Document (I.D) cards for Angolan citizens, whose validity period is of ten years, starts to be issued this Monday, November 20, ANGOP has learnt. According to the national director for Civil Identification and Criminal Records, Felismina Gandu da Silva, at a press conference held last Friday, the new I.D document… Read More »

Sudan: Sheikhs – Electronic WFP Ration Card ‘Final Nail in Coffin’ for Darfur Camps

By | November 16, 2017

Zamzam Camp — The announcement by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan of a switch to a National Number-based electronic ration card effective 11 December, has met with sharp criticism by leaders of the Darfur displaced who fear many of the most vulnerable people will “fall between the cracks”. Sheiks of the vast Zamzam camp for… Read More »

Ghana – Issuance of National ID to begin in November 2017-NIA

By | November 2, 2017

NIA will in November 2017 begin the issuance of National Identification smart card to Ghanaians as ways to provide secure authentication and identification for all citizens. The National ID dubbed GhanaCard is meant to be the primary ID card that citizens will use to access all services in the country, including travelling within the West African sub-region. The National… Read More »

Liberia Launches National Biometric ID System Today

By | October 30, 2017

The Government of Liberia through the National Identification Registry will officially launch and dedicate Liberia’s National Biometric Identification System (NBIS) today, Monday, October 30 at the registry’s headquarters in Monrovia. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is expected to cut the ribbon to the building, will also enroll into the system and receive the first national biometric identification card.… Read More »

South Africa – Statement By The Minister Of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, During Sassa Media Briefing In East London, Eastern Cape Province

By | October 30, 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017 Programme Director, Ms Lumka Oliphant Acting CEO of SASSA, Ms Pearl Bhengu Senior Managers of the Department of Social Development Executive members of SASSA Members of the media Ladies and gentlemen Thank you for being part of this media briefing convened with the intention of reporting to the nation on progress we have made… Read More »

DVLA collaborating with NIA on new smart card license

By | October 26, 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has said that it is collaborating with the National Identification Authority (NIA) on the introduction of its new driving license and vehicle registration smart card. According to the Director of Driver Training Testing and Licensing of the DVLA, Alhaji C.W. Musah, it is important for the two bodies to cooperate in order… Read More »

Nigeria – National ID Card: Go And Register, Bayelsa Tells Residents

By | October 25, 2017

The Bayelsa State Government has called on its citizens to see obtaining the National Identity Card as necessity and their basic right as citizens. The government also expressed concern over their apathy to the collection of the card.   The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, made the call on Tuesday in Yenagoa, when he… Read More »

Ghana – DVLA Goes Digital In Documentations

By | October 24, 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has gone paperless with the introduction of a new smart card driving license. The new smart cards come with a security embedded chip to curb fake licenses in the system. The chip will contain the driver’s information which will be linked to the new national identification system in a secured manner.… Read More »

IDEMIA, in Partnership with BGFIBank, Launches for First Time in Gabon a Bank Card Integrating MOTION CODE™

By | October 20, 2017

COLOMBES, France IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, was selected by BGFIBank, the top bank in Central Africa, to launch the new Visa bank card in Gabon integrating MOTION CODETM, a technology developed by IDEMIA ensuring optimal security especially in Internet transactions and considerably reducing the risk of online fraud.  As a… Read More »

Ghana – Lack of a central identification card cause of high incidence of fraud – IT expert

By | October 17, 2017

Chief Technical Officer at Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited Kwame Anokye has attributed the high incidence of fraud in the country to lack of a central identification system. He said our current national ID card systems are not harmonised and therefore cannot be verified when someone decides to cheat the system. “In Ghana our number one challenge is our… Read More »

Ghana’s Buck Press Hailed In Liberia Over E-Passports

By | October 16, 2017

One of Ghana’s leading security printing companies, Buck Press, has been highly praised in Liberia for successfully producing the country’s e-Passport. Outgoing president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf outdoored the E-passport after becoming the maiden recipient of the product. President Johnson-Sirleaf launched the e-biometric travel document alongside the opening of an Expedited Application Service Centre at the Bureau of Passports and… Read More »

Gambia Adopts Biometric Passport

By | October 13, 2017

JollofNews) – The spokesperson of Gambia presidency has announced that the issuance of biometric passport is now mandatory as the traditional one is no more accepted around the world. “The information we got is that the non-biometric passport is not accepted. That is why a decision has been taken on the issuance of biometric passport,” Amie Bojang Sissoho… Read More »

Veridos Wins Zambian eID Card Project

By | October 12, 2017

Berlin, October 12, 2017 – The Republic of Zambia has awarded Veridos with a contract to deliver polycarbonate electronic ID cards to Zambia. The new eID card, which is equipped with a contactless chip, fulfils the highest quality standards and offers convenient multi-application options to Zambian citizens. “We are pleased to provide the Republic of Zambia with new… Read More »

Nigeria – NCC Registers 113m Trackable Simcards

By | October 10, 2017

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it has so far registered over 113 million subscriber identification module (simcard) on its database just as Nigerians were able to use their trackable identity to make purchases of N630 million on Paypal, leading e-commerce merchant service provider in 2015. Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director, Public Affairs, NCC who disclosed this while delivering… Read More »

Nigeria – INEC To Deploy 6,000 Card Readers For Anambra Polls

By | October 6, 2017

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission will deploy about 6,000 smartcard readers for Anambra State polls. The Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu who stated this last Wenesday said the commission was ready for the Anambra State governorship election which comes up next month. Yakubu said the commission would not be threatened by the legal… Read More »

Nigeria – Aliyu Aziz: Reliable Identification Data Can Kick-start Digital Economy

By | September 30, 2017

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, is one of the least reported agencies of government, yet it is one of the most strategic in terms of national planning digital economic management. Aliyu Aziz, the director-general and chief enrolment officer of the Commission, in a recent paper, highlighted the strategic importance of the agency to the country and her… Read More »

Ghana soon to roll out chip-embedded passports

By | September 28, 2017

The Passport Office is banking on the successful rollout of the national ID system to significantly enhance its operations and stem the illegal acquisition of Ghanaian passports by foreigners. At a news conference in Accra on Wednesday, the Passport Office also announced it will soon roll out the chip-embedded passports to further enhance the security of the travel… Read More »

Zimbabwe – American up for ID fraud

By | September 26, 2017

  An American appeared before a Harare magistrate yesterday for allegedly forging identity documents and illegally staying in the country since 2009. Carlton Sloan Bridges alias Brandon Lee Jones (47) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande.   He was facing charges of contravening the National Registration Act, which prohibits forging identity documents. Bridges was represented by Mr Admire Rubaya… Read More »