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US, UK, Interpol Give Ghana Phone Hacking Tools, Raising Journalist Concerns on Safety and Confidentiality

By Jonathan Rozen, CPJ |

In May 2019, senior members of Ghana’s law enforcement posed for photos with the U.S. ambassador to their country at a ceremonyExternal link in the capital, Accra. Between them they held boxes and bags, gifts from the U.S. government to Ghana which, according to one of the recipients, contained Israeli phone hacking technology.

That recipient was Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, then-director…