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African Union

The African Union (AU), formed in 2002 to replace the Organisation of African Unity, consists of 54 African states (Morocco is not a member), and its broad objectives include establishing peace and security, and fostering development and socio-economic integration on the African continent.

Cyber security, and especially cybercrime, is viewed as a growing concern in Africa. An African Union Convention on Cyber Security was drafted in 2011 to establish a ‘credible framework for cybersecurity in Africa through organisation of electronic transactions, protection of personal data, promotion of cyber security, e-governance and combating cybercrime.’ The AU postponed the adoption of the Convention several times before finally adopting it in June 2014 (see INCYDER news item). The Convention addresses three main areas: (1) electronic transactions, (2) personal data protection, (3) cyber security and cybercrime. The treaty will enter into force 30 days after the 15th instrument of ratification or accession is deposited.

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