China reportedly spied on activities at African Union headquarters for five years from 2012 to 2017

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    China reportedly spied on activities at African Union headquarters for five years from 2012 to 2017

    In 2012, the African Union officially opened it shiny new headquarters, the magnificent structure was built and paid for by China as a gift to its “African friends”. Unknown to African leaders, the Asian giant had left a secret backdoor in the computers which allowed it to snoop on their activities. In January 2017, the information technology unit at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa noticed something strange, according to a stunning investigation in French newspaper Le Monde.

    Every night, between midnight and 2am, there was a strange peak in data usage – even…



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