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Digital ID for Humanitarian Responses in Ethiopia and Registration Priorities in Nigeria

– Biometric Update

In this blog for Biometric Update, tech reporter Frank Hersey provides an overview of Africa-related biometrics and digital identity news

This report from Frank Hersey outlines the continuing dispute over the biometric  electoral roll in Ghana, the call for more time to allow for a biometric voting system in time for the 2021 election in the Republic of Congo, Ethiopia’s pilot to establish digital identities to help the estimated 6.5 million who will require food aid in 2020, and how the UN will be reviewing Kenya’s human rights situation.

It also contains news in brief and updates on biometrics from Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Benin.

The use of biometrics by electoral commissions is once again at the fore in digital ID news in Africa

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