This is very sad, but listening to the news the last few days, I
felt increasingly worried. Safety first.
Dear Community members,
We regret to inform you that WikiIndaba 2019 expected to take place in Abuja, Nigeria will be postponed till later in the year.
This decision was reached after advise from International SOS, the Wikimedia Foundation’s travel insurance and security advisors, who had been monitoring the security risk in Nigeria for the last several months. Due to the increase in security crackdowns, associated risk of violence to bystanders, and the proposed timing of the conference (January 18 - 20) being so close to the national elections (February 16), we have decided to delay the conference to later in the year for the safety of all conference attendees.
While the expected dates for Wiki Indaba 2019 will be announced as soon as possible, please plan tentatively for sometime in June/July 2019, pending the improvement of security in Nigeria post national elections.
The Wikimedia Foundation and the Wiki Indaba 2019 Local Organizing Committee regret any inconvenience this may cause as we place the safety and security of community members as high priority and will keep the community updated on the new dates.
Wiki Indaba 2019 Communications Team
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