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- At a recent Press Conference The Deputy Executive of Forensic Science in Cote d’Ivoire announced the drafting of a new bill to help tackle the countries growing instances of cybercrime. The most frequent types of crimes involve fraud with the victims coming mainly from European Countries. The new law is being drafted to bring in legislation that will recognize fraud via the Internet as a crime. Similar legislation was recently introduced in Nigeria forcing many of the criminals to set up in Cote d’Ivoire.

- Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has launched a web portal known as Transparency Sierra Leone Portal  aimed at enhancing the transparency and accountability of his government.
The portal aims to build on the Open Government Initiative in promoting good governance and democracy.