Tag Archives: Namibia

Namibia Switches to Electronic Passports

By | January 7, 2018

Namibia has ceased the issuing of machine-readable passports and will start issuing biometric or electronic passports as from Monday, 8 January 2018. This was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration’s director for immigration and border control, Nehemia Nghishekwa, on Friday at a media briefing in Windhoek. Nghishekwa explained that electronic passports are highly secure travel… Read More »

Namibia introduces biometric passports

By | January 5, 2018

WINDHOEK, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — Namibia will from Jan. 8, 2018 issue biometric or electronic passports, an official in the home affairs ministry said Friday. A biometric passport is a highly secure travel document or e-passport that has an embedded electronic microprocessor chip which contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of the passport… Read More »

ID4Africa 2017

By | April 26, 2017

  Following two successful events in 2015 and 2016 which collectively brought together over 900 stakeholders in the identity space, ID4Africa 2017 returns as bigger and better than before! The annual government forum and expo focuses on digital identity and its application for driving socio-economic development in Africa. It provides a unique opportunity for African nations to compare… Read More »

ESN Official Media Partner of ID4Africa 2017

By | April 13, 2017

Embedded Security News is a proud official Media Partner of ID4Africa 2017, the annual meeting of ID4Africa movement that this year will be held from 26 to 28th of April in Windhoek, Namibia. The Mission Modules of ID4Africa are: Promote the responsible adoption of digital identity in order to enhance people’s lives, make them visible, and empower them… Read More »

Bank Card fraud on the Increase in Namibia

By | April 10, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has recorded a loss of approximately R13 million through debit, hybrid and credit cards due to fraud in 2016, while the number of incidents related to card fraud over the past two years increased by 46 percent from 2015 to 2016. Card fraud includes lost or stolen cards; forged… Read More »