Tag Archives: Africa

Kenya – IEBC to start register clean-up amid integrity queries

By | March 5, 2017

The integrity of the voter register has continued to face questions ahead of the August election even as the electoral commission seeks to start cleaning it up. However, it is a task that has a long history of controversy and this time may not be different. In January, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) admitted that 78,000… Read More »

Liberia – House Reviews Launch Of National ID Card System

By | February 22, 2017

The House of Representatives is reviewing the option to allot funds for the production and release of national identification (ID) cards for all Liberians. The House’s Committees on State Enterprise, Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning have been tasked with seeking expert opinion and to advice Plenary in two weeks (Tuesday, March 7). The Joint Committee… Read More »

Biometric Update Selected As Official Journalist for the ID4Africa Annual Meeting for Second Year in a Row

By | February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017. New York, New York, United States: ID4Africa, the Movement promoting the responsible adoption of digital identity as a force for social and economic development in Africa, announced that it has selected Biometric Update as its official journalist for its 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held April 26-28, 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. This is the second… Read More »

Morocco – ID Card to Replace Birth, Life, and Residence Certificates

By | June 23, 2016

Rabat – Thanks to the new National Electronic Identity Card known as CNIE, Moroccans will no longer need to present birth, life, citizenship, or residency certificates for official proceedings.   Mohamed Moubdie, Minister of Public Service and Administrative Modernization, addressed this during an interview with the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) in an oral question-and-answer session on June… Read More »

SecureID Launches Smart Card Manufacturing Plant In Lagos

By | January 19, 2015

The commissioning of the SecureID smart card manufacturing plant happened today. The plant is the first EMV-certified smartcard manufacturing plant in Sub- Sahara Africa. So, you may be worrying what this means. This means that we now have a local manufacturing plant that will be responsible for the production of 200 million smartcards on an annual basis. The… Read More »