Togo President Gnassingbé recognised as Africa’s cybersecurity champion

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé has been recognised as one of the leaders of cybersecurity in Africa in an award ceremony at the opening of the summit on cybersecurity.

The summit, being held in Togo’s capital Lomé, saw the distinguished president receive and accept the African champion of cybersecurity award.

Upon receiving the award, President Faure Gnassingbé said: “I am very humbled to receive this award because it is rare to receive an award before the start of the mission.  I assure you of the achievement of the mission assigned to me.”

He added that the award reinforces the position of Togo in the fight against cybercrime and it strengthens its determination to continue to fight for data protection.

The Togolese Head of State also pledged to motivate African states to ratify the Malabo Convention (Equatorial Guinea) on cybersecurity and the fight against cybercrime in Africa adopted in June 2014.

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