African Union to hold forum on cybercrime

The Herald

ADDIS ABABA. – The African Union is set to hold the first Forum on Cybercrime that is aimed at strengthening criminal justice authorities through adequate plans of capacity building and synergies with related programmes implemented across the continent.

Africa is exhibiting one of the continent’s fastest growth rates in Internet penetration worldwide, with digital connectivity that has almost tripled in the last five years.

In the same period, both governments and private sector entities in Africa have been experiencing an equally increasing trend of cyber-attacks in line with what has been recorded also on the global level.

The Forum that is expected to kick off on October 16-18 at the African Union Commission premises in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will engage international actors…

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