Senegal launches African ‘cyber-security’ school


Published on
06.11.2018 at 19h54
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AFP

Senegal on Tuesday inaugurated a cyber-security school to strengthen West Africa’s defences against computer hackers and use of the internet for terror funding and propaganda.

Senegalese Foreign Minister Sidiki Kaba and French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian gave the ceremonial start to the National Cyber-Security School (ENVR) on the sidelines of an annual regional security conference in Dakar.

The school will provide training in combating cyber-crime for the security services, judiciary and private enterprises.

Backed by France, it will have a “regional vocational role” in helping other countries in West Africa, French officials said.

The ENVR, which was…

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