The East Africa Law Society (Eals) Annual Conference, Kigali, Rwanda

AGA-Africa Programme took part in a panel discussion on cybercrime in Africa during the 24th East Africa Law Society Annual Conference themed “The role of law and lawyers in developing regional economic communities” on 6th – 8th November 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. Held to celebrate the twenty years of existence of the East African Community, the conference brought together over 600 lawyers from East Africa to discuss the latest trends, insights and extent of transnational crimes in the East African region.

The conference was officially opened H.E Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda who gave the keynote address noting that qualified lawyers should be able to practice anywhere in the East African Community. Mr. John Edozie also delivered his remarks during the conference noting that that transnational crime networks not only present a serious threat to national security, stability, prosperity and regional integration, but also undermine the deepening of the rule of law in Africa.