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.
Thank you.

Kayode Yussuffor 
Wiki Indaba 2019 Communications Team

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