Tag Archives: Africa

Cryptovision’s Mindshare Event is back! Join the industry in Gelsenkirchen, June 24th – 25th

Cryptovision kindly invites you join for Mindshare 2015 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany taking place this June 24th and 25th. You are warmly welcome to attend our two days of conference programming as well as join the celebrations during our legendary party. As always, Mindshare is a family affair and all members, both young and old alike, […]

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Uganda starts with issuance of national eID

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni launched the issuance of electronic national identity cards, calling on Ugandans to register in the system as he received the first electronic ID. Nearly 16 million Ugandans are expected to register in the electronic IDs system. “National Identity cards are being printed using four machines that produce a minimum of 56,000 and a maximum […]

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Silicon Trust members to facilitate Nigeria’s eID scheme

This month, Silicon Trust members cryptovision, Trüb and hjp consulting have been announcing their involvement in the latest African ID card scheme – the Nigerian eID card. Uniquely, the scheme, which, according to the releases has a wider scope than the German eID card, combines a payment and an ID function on one contact-based smart card. […]

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VIDEO: Somalia issues eID cards

For over two decades, getting any form of official identification for Somali citizens was done through the back alleys of the infamous Bakara market, a system known as “Abdallah Shideeye” or the counterfeiter. Without a functioning government and institutions during the two decades of civil war, many Somalis had to acquire fake identity cards and […]

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Ghana: Transforming growth into prosperity

by Gemalto Ranked among the world’s top–ten fastest growing economies, Ghana has outstripped growth in African countries annually since 2008. Improving oil production and a stable political landscape leave the country poised to undergo even more explosive growth in 2013. For a country with a population of 23 million and GDP of $16 billion, much […]

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Zetes inks Senegalese biometric visa contract

The SNEDAI (Société nationale d’édition de documents administratifs et d’identification du Sénégal) has awarded Zetes with a contract to produce the Senegalese biometric visa. This project will see Zetes deliver 66 fixed enrolment stations to embassies, consulates and Senegalese border posts. It also makes Zetes responsible for data consolidation and AFIS deduplication (Automated Fingerprint Identification […]

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Gemalto inks visa and border management system deal in Ghana

Gemalto has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) with a highly secure electronic visa and border management solution. This initiative is part of the eGhana project, an ambitious plan with backing from the World Bank to create a modern IT infrastructure that can support the country’s sustainable […]

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Guinea to deploy new polycarbonate Identity Card from Trüb

Trüb will be supplying documents for one of Africa’s largest identity solutions for the Guinean government. The new identity card from Trüb is made of polycarbonate and is a key element of the comprehensive national identity solution to be implemented in the country. Trüb supplies the identity cards each citizen of Guinea will receive on […]

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