Huawei may have skipped the US sanctions over cybersecurity matters in less than a quarter, but it may have to deal with its new public image status in Uganda. This is after several News sources have allegedly reported that Huawei helped the Uganda Government to Spy on key opposition politicians behind the public curtains.
In an Investigative story reported the Wall street journal, Huawei technicians got into action to hack and share opposition key figure communications to private Government authorities.
In the report, it’s confirmed that specific Huawei technicians were the ones involved in the Government fix and not the company as a whole, meaning it is a private individualistic project further driven by specific Government officials in conjunction with the Chinese wing.
Further in the report, Government authorities had clear access to leaked data by Huawei in form of Whatsapp messages and several social media interactions between the People Power camp (Bobi Wine) and other politicians powering up the Uganda opposition wing.
It’s through these messages that Police reportedly managed to stop planned riots and public assemblies organized by Hon Robert Kyagulanyi (BobiWine) and the People Power camp in Uganda.
In Zambia, Huawei reportedly leaked private information of opposition bloggers who were behind a popular and fully biased news site together with several opposing Facebook pages rallying against President Edgar Lungu before the country police stepped in to arrest them.
However, Huawei has denied the allegations and inked that no relations occur between its executives and the mentioned African Governments. In a statement further shared by Wall Street, a Huawei spokesperson flagged the published news as false as he commented.
Huawei rejects completely these unfounded and inaccurate allegations against our business operations. Our internal investigation shows clearly that its employees have not been engaged in any of the activities alleged. We have neither the contracts, nor the capabilities, to do so