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Gambia launches 1st Digital Forensics Lab

As part of the European Union-funded project dubbed: “Organised Crime: West African Response on Cybersecurity and fight against Cybercrime” (OCWAR-C), The Gambia yesterday inaugurated Digital Forensics Laboratory with support from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in partnership with the European Union (EU).

The laboratory, built at the Police Headquarters will help The Gambia to build the operational capacity of the structures in charge of digital forensic investigations.

Speaking at a ceremony held at the Atlantic Hotel in Banjul, Ousman A. Bah, the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, expressed delight at the ECOWAS Commission and the European Union (EU) for choosing The Gambia out of 16 countries in the sub-region and Mauritania, as a pilot for the establishment of the Digital Forensics Laboratory.

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