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Vol 3 (AAC) No 12

Published 1st October 2010


Nigeria

Spooks, not railways

Abuja wants to use Chinese export finance to build a spy network with the controversial ZTE company – instead of a railway

Security experts reckon that cyber warfare and espionage will be this century’s new battlegrounds. With that in view, Beijing is now considering whether to allow the Nigerian government to shift a US$500 million preferential export credit agreed in 2009 for the rail sector to China’s state-owned telecoms company ZTE to build a security communications network.

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