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UK, US spied on African leaders - Report

Edward Snowden

Africa’s heads of states and business heads have been spied on by the British and American intelligence services, French newspaper Le Monde reports.

According to data released by Edward Snowden, the former consultant of the US National Security Agency, Washington and London have placed the African continent and its telecommunications under massive surveillance.

Among the victims of this espionage include heads of state, heads of government, opposition leaders, rebels and other businessmen.

At least 20 African countries were under surveillance by British intelligence satellites between 2008 and 2011, according to these documents

The non-exhaustive list includes Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Togo, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria.

Mobile phone groups operating in Africa have also not been spared according to Snowden’s caches.