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Kenya: Huduma Namba e-cards production to begin in December: PS Kibicho

Published: 16/Sep/2020
Source: Capital FM (Nairobi)

By Carolyne Tanui NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 16 – Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho now says the mass production of the third generation Huduma Namba cards will begin before the end of the year. A second mass registration for those who…

Burkina : plus de six millions d’enrôlés sur le fichier électoral

Published: 15/Sep/2020
Source: Wakatséra

Après le dedoublonnage, il ressort que ce sont 6 492 026 Burkinabè qui ont leurs noms sur le fichier électoral et qui pourront voter aux élections du 22 novembre 2020, a annoncé le premier responsable de la Commission électorale nationale…

Why Malawi urgently needs a data protection law

Published: 11/Sep/2020
Source: Global Voices

‘Are Malawians sleep walking into a surveillance state?’ by Steve Sharra This article is part of UPROAR, a Small Media initiative that is urging governments to address digital rights challenges at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In Malawi, authorities increasingly…

Corruption imposes additional barrier to digital identity in South Africa

Published: 10/Sep/2020
Source: Biometric Update

By Tshepo Magoma The level of corruption is the biggest stumbling block that prevents many countries in Africa to move ahead and to realise their true potential as emerging markets despite their valuable key resources. For instance, even if South…

Nigeria to replace National Identity Card with Digital Numbers

Published: 8/Sep/2020
Source: Daily Post (Abuja)

By Wale Odunsi The federal government has given an insight into the transfer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy said with the development,…

The Dilemma Of The Ghanaian Dual National – Some Action Points

Published: 1/Sep/2020

By Kwame Ohene Asare Whilst we endure the restrictions brought on by the ongoing pandemic and savour the unison, if not euphony of speeches and even having endured the petering out of rants, rages and chants triggered by the wicked…

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 creates birth certificate backlog

Published: 31/Aug/2020
Source: The Herald (Harare)

By Leroy Dzenga No children born after March 30 this year have birth certificates, one of the biggest groups missing critical documents since the Registrar General’s office decided only burial orders would be issued under the Covid-19 decongestion programme. While…