Africa News Roundup: China spying on Africa

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Source: Nigeria Health Care News

A Chinese-Trojan horse?: In 2012, the African Union inaugurated its new headquarters in Addis Ababa. Worth over $200m, the project was fully funded by China, which also built and paid for the building’s computer network.

Teodoro Obiang Nguema, president of Equatorial Guinea and then AU chairperson, reportedly proclaimed it “a reflection of the new Africa”.

Five years after however, the small computer unit of the AU discovered that the entire content of its servers was periodically transferred to Shanghai between midnight and 2am everyday, Le Monde reports (in French, use Chrome to translate)


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