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Uganda deny using Huawei to spy MP Bobi Wine

Uganda government has denied having hacked into the encrypted communication of politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

This came following revelation by The Wall Street Journal that employees of Huawei had aided a spying operation targeting Bobi Wine.

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However, the Presidential Spokesman, Don Wanyama stated that the information claiming Uganda had received spying help from Huawei was a continuation of trade war between China and USA.

USA blacklisted Huawei in May 2019 believing that they are having links to the Chinese government.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Huawei assisted the Ugandan government to disrupt Bobi Wine’s plan for concert they feared would turn out to be political rallies.

The journal went ahead to describe how an official from China’s embassy in Kampala went with a Ugandan official to China where they visited Huawei’s headquarters.

However, the China’s embassy in Kampala have termed the report as being fake news.

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