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Senegal First ECOWAS Member to Begin Issuance of Biometric IDs

Senegal First ECOWAS Member to Begin Issuance of Biometric IDs

Senegal has become the first country in the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, to issue biometric ID cards to citizens. It’s a region-wide project that was first suggested in the summer of last year, when ECOWAS VP Toga Gayewea McIntosh recommended the biometric ID cards‘ implementation at a meeting of ECOWAS’ Strategic Planning…

Gambia Electoral Commission Reports on Biometric Registration Work

Gambia Electoral Commission Reports on Biometric Registration Work

Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission is busily working to prepare the country’s biometric voter registration system. Appearing before the country’s Public Accounts Committee and Public Enterprise Committee (PAC/PEC), IEC Chairman Alhaji Mustapha Carayol was asked why he came to the meeting without his senior officials, to which he replied that they are in the field working…

ECOWAS to Implement Biometric ID Cards

ECOWAS to Implement Biometric ID Cards

Residents in the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, could soon be able to travel between member nations using biometric ID cards. ECOWAS is comprised of Cape Verde, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, The Gambia, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Togo, Niger, Sierra Leone, Cote d’ Ivoire, Senegal, and Mali. The move was hinted at by…