iBorders Advance Passenger Processing used to control World Cup visitors

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs today celebrated the success of Advance Passenger Processing (APP), the border management solution from air transport IT specialist SITA, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The system, which was implemented in just nine months, successfully kept “undesirables” from entering the country during the tournament. More than 1.5 million passengers […]

Botswana: No system to deal with gun crime

The Commissioner of Police in Gaborone, Thebeyame Tsimako, says the use of illegal arms in criminal activities has increased in Botswana but the lack of a database of registered weapons is hindering police efforts to deal with the situation. A recent report concluded that there is a pressing need for the introduction of a database […]

Nigerian car theft database imminent

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo, on Thursday said the police had designed new measures to combat car theft in the country. Onovo, who spoke at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, said the police would soon open a web portal, which would fast-track the investigation of such cases. He said, “The e-solution […]

Ghana 2010: Infrastructure and policing

Ghana’s Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor delivered his 2010 budget last week with modest plans for ICT development. The national fibre optic backbone will be extended to the northern parts of the country and all district capitals will be linked to high speed broadband. A criminal intelligence database will be developed. And: “A business and performance […]

New HR system for Uganda’s Defence Force

The Ugandan defence ministry has launched a new HR system, which is expected to remove ‘ghosts’ from its payrolls. Before launching the system, the ministry had to deal with bulky paper-work, tinkering by paymasters, inadequate response in case of accidents and ‘ghost soldiers’. The new system is backed by fingerprint security which aims to eliminate […]

Delays and overspend on SA Id project

The South African Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA) controversial project to distribute access to its Identity and fingerprint databases is running into overspend and late delivery problems. The project could potentially revolutionise the DHA by providing access to two core systems to branch offices and field teams. The national population register (NPR) and the Home […]

SA Police told to “prepare properly” for DNA database

via News24 The South African National Assembly’s Police Committee sent a SA Police delegation packing for failing to explain how the department would set up a proposed national DNA database. The delegation of senior police officers was instructed to prepare properly and reappear before the committee at a later date. Committee chairperson Sindi Chikunga cut […]

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