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When African Union (AU) heads of state meet for their summit in January they are expected to vote on a draft cybersecurity convention aiming to protect their nations from cyberattacks on institutions and protect people from cybercrimes.

The Draft Convention on the Confidence and Security in Cyberspace due to be discussed at the summit in Ethiopia next month (24-31 January) would set a common cybersecurity framework for the continent.

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