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INTERPOL Launches Initiative To Tackle cybercrime In Africa

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist.com has learned that the International Criminal Police Organisation, INTERPOL, has created operations desk with funding from the UK aimed at enhancing the capacity of 49 African countries to fight cybercrime.

In a statement, the agency said the purpose of the Africa desk is to drive intelligence-led coordinated actions against cybercriminals and support joint operations.

Speaking at the CYBERUK conference in London, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

“We are working with like-minded partners, to make sure that the international order that governs cyber activity is fit for purpose.

“Our aim should be to create cyberspace that is free, open, peaceful and secure, which benefits all countries and all people.

“We want to see international law respected in cyberspace, just like anywhere else. And we need to show how the rules apply to these changes in technology, the changes in threats, and the systemic attempts to render the internet a lawless space.

“The UK’s support for INTERPOL’s cyber initiative in Africa underlines its commitment to this fight and will be an important piece of the global security architecture to combat cybercrime.”

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