AFIGF Identifies Cybercrime As Threat To Africa’s Digital Transformation


By Jessica Dogo

The Africa Internet Governance Forum (AFIGF) has identified cybercrime as a big threat to Africa’s digital transformation strategy.

This was contained in a communiqué presented at the end of the 12th AFIGF, with the theme: “Transforming Africa’s Digital Landscape: Empowering Inclusion, Security and Innovation”, which ended in Abuja, Nigeria.

The forum urged governments across the continent for an urgent need to increase their investments in cybersecurity.

In a recommendation signed by all the members said, AIFG said: “Cybercrime remains a potential threat to the implementation of Africa Union (AU) 2063 agenda and its digital transformation strategy.

“AU and African government to ensure adequate investment to fight cybercrime activities, ensure international cooperation, and capacity building for lawmakers and enforcement actors, the judiciary and other necessary actors,” AFIGF said.

The forum said that Africa’s digital workforce strategy was…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria