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Burundi Denies China has Spied on the African Union

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has denied China has spied on the African Union (AU) in recent years. Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has denied China has spied on the African Union (AU) in recent years.
Bujumbura, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has denied China has spied on the African Union (AU) in recent years. Nkurunziza dismissed as unfounded a recent report by the French newspaper Le Monde, in which it accuses the Asian nation of putting illegal microphones at the office building it had built and donated to the AU in 2012, and downloaded data from the servers.
According to the Burundian leader, the report was invented to create divisions shortly before the 30th summit of the AU, held late in January.

During a press conference at the end of the conclave, the head of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki, assured that he did not find any sign that the building was targeted for espionage.

In an interview with Chinese media, the president of Burundi said that the development of a report like this seeks to create a gap between Africa and China at a time when the Asian country remains an irreplaceable partner of the pan-African organization.

Nkurunziza pointed out that this is not the first time that certain Western media have tried to create divisions between countries and sow hatred.

China and Africa are friends who work together. Both sides have a relationship characterized by mutual respect and the spirit of reciprocal benefit, added the head of state.

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  • Countries: Africa

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