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China and the Rise of AI-Surveillance Technology in Africa


Backed with seemingly-limitless government loans, Chinese tech companies are moving quickly to deploy sophisticated AI-powered surveillance systems across Africa, according to the findings of a new study by Steve Feldstein at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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