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Oct 12 2017
Safaricom Kenya has accelerated the pace of doing photo ID registration of all its 19 million M-PESA users by December, 2017.
The Uganda Communications Commission has extended the deadline for SIM cards to be registered following pleas and threats of court action. The Commission had directed that all SIM cards be verified and validated against the National Identification and Registration Authority database using the National Identification Numbers for citizens and Passports for alien residents within seven days, effective April 13, 2017 to April 20, 2017.