UK steps up support to victims of Malawi floods

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UK will provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

This will include food for 370,000 people and improved access to water, sanitation for 34,000 people to prevent the spread of disease.

The Department for International Development (DFID)’s £4.1 million funding is also supporting early recovery efforts to enable people to rebuild their livelihoods which have been devastated by the floods. Justine Greening said:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in Malawi due to the floods. The UK has been quick off the mark to deliver emergency aid so that food, cook stoves and other vital supplies are getting through to families who have had to leave their homes and belongings.

“We are also working hard to enable those living in camps to return home as the water subsides, to rebuild their homes and replant the crops Malawians have lost.”

The latest assessments by the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) of the impact of the floods found that 104 people have died, with 65 people injured and 172 people still missing. The number of people displaced to temporary shelters is estimated to be 230,000.

Working with UNICEF, World Food Programme, Concern Universal, GOAL Malawi and other international NGOs, UK assistance is providing:

• food for 370,000 people;

• emergency water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and supplies for 34,000 people, to prevent the spread of disease;

• non-food items – like cook stoves, blankets, cooking utensils, mosquito nets and tarpaulins – for thousands of displaced families;

• support to partners working to protect vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls, including with reproductive health interventions and action against gender based violence;

• solar lighting in camps;

• coordination and technical personnel to ensure that support is directed where it is needed; and

• seeds and tools to help more than 54,000 people who had their crops washed away by the floods to rebuild their livelihoods.

DFID is working closely with partners to ensure that support reaches those that need it most, in line with the Government of Malawi’s Preliminary Response Plan. In addition, the UK is monitoring the situation on the ground so that it can respond to possible disease outbreaks.

This funding will come from DFID’s existing budget for Malawi without affecting activity in other programmes.

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West Africa: Regional Boko Haram Offensive / Multinational Effort Should Protect Civilians, Respect Prisoner Rights

ABUJA, Nigeria, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African forces responding to the growing threat from Boko Haram with a multinational military offensive should protect civilians and respect prisoners’ rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

On February 7, 2015, regional governments, backed by the African Union (AU), created an 8,750-member Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), consisting of security forces from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Benin to respond to Boko Haram. The Nigerian armed group’s attacks on civilians in the past year alone have resulted in thousands of deaths in Nigeria, and its lethal attacks in neighboring Cameroon and Niger are escalating.

“The regional force needs concrete measures to make sure civilians in the region are protected, along with the hundreds of abductees and child soldiers,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “Respect for human rights, including the rights of prisoners, must not be lost in the urgency of the growing regional threat posed by Boko Haram.”

It is crucial for the new multinational force to fully abide by international human rights and humanitarian law, Human Rights Watch said. This is essential not only to meet the obligations of AU member countries, but also because abuses committed in the name of fighting Boko Haram are only likely to increase the group’s appeal among residents within and beyond Nigeria who have already borne the brunt of abuse by all parties.

Regional governments are finalizing the operational mandate for the mission against Boko Haram. They are expected to seek a United Nations Security Council mandate, which could also include logistical support from other countries. In the meantime, thousands of soldiers, as well as jets and helicopter gunships from Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria are already fighting both in their own countries and on other fronts.

Serious past abuses by some security forces participating in the multinational force raise concerns about the need for all armed forces to minimize harm to civilians and ensure the humane treatment of all prisoners, in accordance with international humanitarian and human rights law, Human Rights Watch said. These concerns are heightened by the presence in Boko Haram of child soldiers and many abducted men and boys who have been pressed into a combat role.

The Nigerian security forces are of particular concern. In the course of responding to Boko Haram since 2009, they have used excessive force, torched homes and villages, and tortured and detained thousands of suspects in inhumane conditions. Many of the people they have detained died in custody or were killed.

Chadian troops in the Central African Republic have also been involved in abuses that are yet to be investigated. They include an indiscriminate attack on a market in Bangui in March 2014 that killed about 30 people and wounded several hundred others, according to the UN.

“We know that hundreds of men, women, and children have been abducted by Boko Haram and are in communities under the group’s control,” Bekele said. “The regional powers carrying out military actions need to take all feasible steps to protect these and other civilians.”

Since 2009, and increasingly since mid-2013, Boko Haram has carried out several hundred attacks against civilians and civilian structures in schools, marketplaces, and places of worship. An estimated 3,750 civilians were killed by Boko Haram attacks in 2014, in what likely amounts to crimes against humanity. The group has also abducted hundreds of women and girls and forcefully conscripted young men and boys. Nearly one million people have been displaced by the fighting within Nigeria and across its borders.

Boko Haram has also attacked villages in Cameroon, and kidnapped businessmen, religious representatives, and tourists, holding them for ransom. During an attack on February 4, 2015, in the town of Fokotol, its deadliest on Cameroonian soil, Boko Haram allegedly killed scores of people, burned churches and mosques, and used civilians as shields. On February 8, the group allegedly abducted numerous civilians from a bus taking people to a local market. Several were reportedly later killed.

Boko Haram has also carried out four attacks since February 6 on towns in southeastern Niger. In Diffa, the insurgents stormed a prison and allegedly set off a car bomb near a government office.

Under international law, civilians may never be the deliberate target of attack unless and only for such time as they take a direct part in hostilities; and warring parties are required to take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to civilians and civilian objects. Attacks that fail to discriminate between combatants and civilians, or that would cause disproportionate harm to civilians, are prohibited. Abuses of civilians and captured combatants such as murder, torture, and other ill-treatment may amount to war crimes.

As regional governments and the African Union finalize operational plans for the Multinational Joint Task Force, they should:

• Include lawyers with experience of applying the laws of war in non-international armed conflicts, war crimes, and command responsibility;

• Include military police – or those exercising the provost marshal function – mandated to respond to disciplinary lapses by soldiers;

• Include in the mandate of the international force the need to develop and publish rules of engagement that prioritize minimizing harm to civilians and civilian objects during military operations;

• Include a strong and well-staffed AU human rights monitoring team to work alongside the regional military force to monitor adherence to international humanitarian and human rights law by all parties, and report publicly and regularly to the AU Peace and Security Council or the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on its findings and recommendations;

• Ensure that all credible allegations of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by any party are promptly, thoroughly, and impartially investigated, and that those responsible for crimes are appropriately prosecuted. The investigators, prosecutors and judges should be outside the military chain of command;

• Establish a strategy to improve the treatment of combatants, many of whom have been abducted and pressed into service by Boko Haram, after they defect or surrender, including establishing reception points for these combatants;

• Ensure that any children captured or escaped from Boko Haram custody are promptly transferred to the care of UNICEF, or appropriate Nigerian or nongovernmental organizations, and reunited with their families as soon as possible, taking the best interests of the child into account; and

• Draw on and integrate expertise from relevant UN sources regarding human rights and civilian protection challenges, including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict.

“Residents of northeastern Nigeria have been in a precarious position, caught between Boko Haram and Nigeria’s security forces,” Bekele said. “Any action taken on their behalf should strive to protect them from further harm.”

For more Human Rights Watch reporting on Nigeria, please visit:

http://www.hrw.org/africa/nigeria

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IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Guinea, Extends Arrangement, and Approves US$ 63.6 Million Augmentation

CONAKRY, Guinea, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fifth review of Guinea’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s decision enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 45.135 million (about US$63.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 136.935 million (about US$192.9 million).

In completing the review, the Board also approved a request for an extension of the current ECF arrangement to end-December 2015 and an augmentation of access under the ECF arrangement by SDR 45.135 million (about US$ 63.6 million or 42.1 percent of quota) to help enhance international reserves, and cover the budget and urgent balance of payments needs resulting from the fight against the Ebola crisis.

The Executive Board approved the three-year ECF arrangement for Guinea on February 24, 2012, for SDR 128.52 million (see Press Release No. 12/57).

At the conclusion of the Executive Board’s discussion, Mr. Naoyuki Shinohara, Chair and Deputy Managing Director, issued the following statement:

“Guinea has been experiencing a major humanitarian and economic crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic, but the authorities have responded appropriately. Growth in 2014 is estimated to have slowed markedly; and inflation continued to decline, despite the modest exchange rate depreciation, while international reserves were maintained at a satisfactory level. In a challenging environment, fiscal policy has remained prudent, despite a sizeable revenue shortfall and additional spending needs to combat the Ebola epidemic. Against this backdrop, poverty, which is already widespread, is estimated to have increased.

“Despite these challenges, program performance under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement was satisfactory. All end-June 2014 performance criteria and indicative targets, and most indicative targets for end-September were met. However, progress in structural reform has been slow, in large part because of Ebola-related constraints on capacity and delays in the delivery of technical assistance.

“Uncertainties about the impact and duration of the Ebola epidemic dampen the near-term macroeconomic outlook, and real GDP is projected to contract in 2015. The 2015 budget, which appropriates resources to combat Ebola and maintain a strong public investment effort, envisages an expansion in the fiscal deficit. The January 2015 agreement on increases in civil service wages is within the limits of the 2015 budget, but will reduce budgetary flexibility over the medium term. Nevertheless, it is important to ensure that recruitment in the social sectors is implemented as planned. Going forward, the authorities should press ahead with their civil service reform to ensure that the wage bill remains affordable and creates space for priority expenditure.

“The international community’s continued assistance, through the provision of highly concessional loans and grants and technical assistance, remains critical. The authorities’ commitments to ensure transparency in Ebola-related spending and complete their structural reform agenda under the program, to help underpin a revival in growth in the period ahead, are reassuring.

“The Central Bank’s intention to relax monetary policy to provide adequate liquidity to the private sector is appropriate given the downturn in growth. Inflation is also expected to remain in check and international reserve coverage to remain satisfactory.

“Growth and poverty reduction goals will be spurred by key reforms to strengthen the business climate, including in the mining and electricity sectors and through improved monitoring and supervision of the banking sector. Sustained efforts are also needed to strengthen the health sector and social safety nets.

“Executive Directors approved the completion of the fifth review and the disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 45.135 million under the ECF arrangement, including SDR 26.775 million as budget support to help meet part of the fiscal cost of the Ebola response, as well as the financing assurances review. They approved the authorities’ request for an extension of the current arrangement to end-2015, and augmentation in access.”

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IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Guinea, Extends Arrangement, and Approves US$ 63.6 Million Augmentation

CONAKRY, Guinea, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fifth review of Guinea’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s decision enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 45.135 million (about US$63.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 136.935 million (about US$192.9 million).

In completing the review, the Board also approved a request for an extension of the current ECF arrangement to end-December 2015 and an augmentation of access under the ECF arrangement by SDR 45.135 million (about US$ 63.6 million or 42.1 percent of quota) to help enhance international reserves, and cover the budget and urgent balance of payments needs resulting from the fight against the Ebola crisis.

The Executive Board approved the three-year ECF arrangement for Guinea on February 24, 2012, for SDR 128.52 million (see Press Release No. 12/57).

At the conclusion of the Executive Board’s discussion, Mr. Naoyuki Shinohara, Chair and Deputy Managing Director, issued the following statement:

“Guinea has been experiencing a major humanitarian and economic crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic, but the authorities have responded appropriately. Growth in 2014 is estimated to have slowed markedly; and inflation continued to decline, despite the modest exchange rate depreciation, while international reserves were maintained at a satisfactory level. In a challenging environment, fiscal policy has remained prudent, despite a sizeable revenue shortfall and additional spending needs to combat the Ebola epidemic. Against this backdrop, poverty, which is already widespread, is estimated to have increased.

“Despite these challenges, program performance under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement was satisfactory. All end-June 2014 performance criteria and indicative targets, and most indicative targets for end-September were met. However, progress in structural reform has been slow, in large part because of Ebola-related constraints on capacity and delays in the delivery of technical assistance.

“Uncertainties about the impact and duration of the Ebola epidemic dampen the near-term macroeconomic outlook, and real GDP is projected to contract in 2015. The 2015 budget, which appropriates resources to combat Ebola and maintain a strong public investment effort, envisages an expansion in the fiscal deficit. The January 2015 agreement on increases in civil service wages is within the limits of the 2015 budget, but will reduce budgetary flexibility over the medium term. Nevertheless, it is important to ensure that recruitment in the social sectors is implemented as planned. Going forward, the authorities should press ahead with their civil service reform to ensure that the wage bill remains affordable and creates space for priority expenditure.

“The international community’s continued assistance, through the provision of highly concessional loans and grants and technical assistance, remains critical. The authorities’ commitments to ensure transparency in Ebola-related spending and complete their structural reform agenda under the program, to help underpin a revival in growth in the period ahead, are reassuring.

“The Central Bank’s intention to relax monetary policy to provide adequate liquidity to the private sector is appropriate given the downturn in growth. Inflation is also expected to remain in check and international reserve coverage to remain satisfactory.

“Growth and poverty reduction goals will be spurred by key reforms to strengthen the business climate, including in the mining and electricity sectors and through improved monitoring and supervision of the banking sector. Sustained efforts are also needed to strengthen the health sector and social safety nets.

“Executive Directors approved the completion of the fifth review and the disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 45.135 million under the ECF arrangement, including SDR 26.775 million as budget support to help meet part of the fiscal cost of the Ebola response, as well as the financing assurances review. They approved the authorities’ request for an extension of the current arrangement to end-2015, and augmentation in access.”

Source:: IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Guinea, Extends Arrangement, and Approves US$ 63.6 Million Augmentation

Gemalto Releases Findings of 2014 Breach Level Index

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (http://www.gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, releases the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that (http://bit.ly/1zYLNVN) more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014. These numbers represent a 49% increase in data breaches and a 78% increase in data records that were either stolen or lost compared to 2013.

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Continuing with this industry-leading benchmarking from SafeNet following its acquisition by Gemalto, the Breach Level Index (BLI) is a global database of data breaches as they happen and provides a methodology for security professionals to score the severity of breaches and see where they rank among publicly disclosed breaches. The BLI calculates the severity of data breaches across multiple dimensions based on breach disclosure information.

According to data in the BLI originally developed by SafeNet, the main motivation for cybercriminals in 2014 was identity theft with 54% of the all data breaches being identity theft-based, more than any breach category including access to financial data. In addition, identity theft breaches also accounted for one-third of the most severe data breaches categorized by the BLI as either Catastrophic (with a BLI score of between 9.0 and 10) or Severe (7.0 to 8.9). Secure breaches, which involved breaches of perimeter security where compromised data was encrypted in full or in part, increased to 4% from 1%.

“We’re clearly seeing a shift in the tactics of cybercriminals, with long-term identity theft becoming more of a goal than the immediacy of stealing a credit card number,” said Tsion Gonen, Vice-President of Strategy for Identity and Data Protection at Gemalto. “Identity theft could lead to the opening of new fraudulent credit accounts, creating false identities for criminal enterprises, or a host of other serious crimes. As data breaches become more personal, we’re starting to see that the universe of risk exposure for the average person is expanding.”

In addition to the shift toward identity theft, breaches also became more severe last year with two-thirds of the 50 most severe breaches according to their BLI score having occurred in 2014. Also, the number of data breaches involving more than 100 million compromised data records doubled compared to 2013.

In terms of industries, retail and financial services experienced the most noticeable trends compared to other industry sectors in 2014. Retail experienced a slight increase in data breaches compared to last year, accounting for 11% of all data breaches in 2014. However, in terms of data records compromised, the retail industry saw its share increase to 55% compared to 29% last year due to an increased number of attacks that targeted point-of-sale systems. For the Financial Services sector, the number of data breaches remained relatively flat year over year, but the average number of records lost per breach increased ten-fold to 1.1 million from 112,000.

“Not only are data breach numbers rising, but the breaches are becoming more severe,” added Gonen. “Being breached is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when.’ Breach prevention and threat monitoring can only go so far and do not always keep the cyber criminals out. Companies need to adopt a data-centric view of digital threats starting with better identity and access control techniques such as multi-factor authentication and the use of encryption and key management to secure sensitive data. That way, if the data is stolen it is useless to the thieves.”

Through its acquisition of SafeNet, Gemalto offers one of the most complete portfolios of enterprise security solutions in the world, enabling its customers to enjoy industry-leading protection of digital identities, transactions, payments and data – from the edge to the core. Gemalto’s complete portfolio of SafeNet Identity and Data Protection solutions enable enterprises across many verticals, including major financial institutions and governments, to take a data-centric approach to security by utilizing innovative encryption methods, best-in-class crypto management techniques, and strong authentication and identity management solutions to protect what matters, where it matters. Through these solutions, Gemalto helps organizations achieve compliance with stringent data privacy regulations and ensure that sensitive corporate assets, customer information, and digital transactions are safe from exposure and manipulation in order to protect customer trust in an increasingly digital world.

For a full summary of data breach incidents by industry, source, type and geographic region, download the 2014 Breach Level Index Report.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Gemalto.

Gemalto Media Contacts:

Kristel Teyras

Middle East & Africa

+33 1 55 01 57 89

kristel.teyras@gemalto.com

Related Resources

• Infographic: 2014 Breach Level Index: http://breachlevelindex.com/img/Breach-Level-Index-Infographic-2014.pdf

• Secure the Breach Manifesto: http://www2.safenet-inc.com/securethebreach/downloads/secure_the_breach_manifesto.pdf

• Secure the Breach Web Site: http://www.securethebreach.com/

About the Breach Level Index

The Breach Level Index provides a centralized, global database of data breaches and calculates their severity based on multiple dimensions, including the type of data and the number of records stolen, the source of the breach, and whether or not the data was encrypted. By assigning a severity score to each breach, the BLI provides a comparative list of breaches, distinguishing nuisances from truly impactful mega breaches. Information populating the BLI database is based on publicly-available breach disclosure information. For more information, visit www.breachlevelindex.com.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (http://www.gemalto.com) is the world leader in digital security (http://www.gemalto.com/companyinfo/digital_security.html) with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto Media Contacts:

Kristel Teyras

Middle East & Africa

+33 1 55 01 57 89

kristel.teyras@gemalto.com

Peggy Edoire

Europe & CIS

+33 4 42 36 45 40

peggy.edoire@gemalto.com

Nicole Williams

North America

+1 512 758 8921

nicole.williams@gemalto.com

Ernesto Haikewitsch

Latin America

+55 11 5105 9220

ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com

Vivian Liang

大中华地区 (Greater China)

+86 1059373046

vivian.liang@gemalto.com

Pierre Lelievre

Asia Pacific

+65 6317 3802

pierre.lelievre@gemalto.com

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Ghanaian to address the Global Commission on Internet Governance in the UK

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ghana’s Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Founder and Principal Consultant of cyber security firm, e-Crime Bureau Limited, will address the first meeting for 2015 of the Global Commission on Internet Governance scheduled for February 13 and 14 at Wilton Park, West Sussex in the United Kingdom at the invitation of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (http://www.chathamhouse.org).

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Chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, the Global Commission on Internet Governance seeks to inform concrete policy recommendations for the future of internet governance and is made of leading figures in internet evolution including Ghana’s internet pioneer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Information Technology Agency (Ghana), Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor.

Mr. Antwi-Boasiako is expected to speak on the evolution of cyber needs in West Africa in a session titled ‘Enabling Access’ to be chaired by Carl Bildt on February 14 as contained in the invitation letter signed by Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director of the International Security Department at Chatham House.

The Commission, supported by Chatham House and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), has already met three times in Sweden, South Korea and Canada and is scheduled to meet three more times in 2015. The meetings provide a forum for the Commissioners to discuss specific, identified issues related to internet governance which will inform and contribute to a final report that will be published by Carl Bildt at the beginning of 2016. The Commission is focused on finding ways to preserve the freedom and openness of the internet while at the same time ensuring that cyber security protections are in place.

Commenting on the invitation, Mr. Antwi Boasiako said “This gives a clear indication of Ghana’s direct involvement in global discussions on cyber governance and internet security issues and the country’s keen interest in ensuring that emerging developments are addressed locally. Ghana has made some successes in these areas but we need to act more proactively in dealing with the risks.”

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

About Chatham House

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (http://www.chathamhouse.org), is an independent policy institute based in London. Our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

Founded in 1920, Chatham House engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debate and confidential discussion on the most significant developments in international affairs. Each year, the institute runs more than 300 private and public events – conferences, workshops and roundtables – in London and internationally with partners. Our convening power attracts world leaders and the best analysts in their respective fields from across the globe.

About E-Crime Bureau

e-Crime Bureau Inc. is the first cyber security and digital forensics firm with a state-of-the-art electronic crime lab in West Africa established to provide Documents Counterfeit Detection, Information Security Services, Digital Forensics, Anti-Money Laundering services, Litigation Support, Background Checks, e-Crime Countermeasures, Security Intelligence and Investigations Services to clients across Africa.

The company also provides digital and cyber security training and consulting services to various financial institutions in Ghana.

Media Contacts

Dr Patricia Lewis

Research Director, International Security Department, Chatham House

Co-Director, Global Commission on Internet Governance

Ourinternet.org

e-Crime Bureau

P. O. Box DT 2703

Adenta – Accra

Ghana

Tel:

+233 (0) 302 999981

+233 (0) 302 960397

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