Kinshasa relaunches €400m mega contract for future ID cards
The DRC is back on the hunt for a company to fill a €400m future ID card contract.
To win the next contract for Cameroon's biometric identity cards, fledgling German company Augentic, in partnership with French firm IN Groupe, is relying on the intense lobbying of Israeli securocrat Eran Moas, an adviser to President Paul Biya's praetorian guard.
The presidency signed a framework agreement for the supply of biometric documents with the French parastatal company IN Groupe six months ago. But Congolese ministries continue to make deals for biometric documents with other service providers.
Breaking news published on 23/09/21, 12.30 p.m - Increasingly strained relations between the director of the ruling RHDP party Adama Bictogo and Prime Minister Patrick Achi have led Alassane Ouattara to create a new committee, aimed at bringing the party into line.
The Libyan prime minister has asked the French group Denos to once again take over the running of the Benghazi Medical Center, but an old debt has complicated the plan. Airbus, Bolloré and Idemia are meanwhile trying to revive the contracts promised by previous Libyan governments.
One of the tasks of the new Congolese government is to seal a deal with the state-owned French firm over the installation of a multi-document platform that can print the country's biometric passports and identity cards and may later produce biometric driving licences.