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Huawei Accused of Helping Uganda & Zambia Spy on Political Dissidents

HeadlineAug 16, 2019

In news from Africa, The Wall Street Journal is reporting employees of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei helped authorities in Uganda and Zambia to spy on political opponents and journalists. In Uganda, the actions of Huawei helped the government intercept the WhatsApp and Skype messages of prominent opposition leader Bobi Wine, who was later arrested along with dozens of his supporters. Wine is now running for president. In Zambia, Huawei helped authorities locate opposition bloggers, leading to their arrest.

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