Uganda spends US$126 million on CCTV system with facial recognition from Huawei

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A forest of slender white poles topped with dark, unblinking eyes is quietly sprouting on the rubbish-strewn, potholed street corners of the Ugandan capital.Police say the new US$126 million closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) system, supplied by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies, will slash spiralling violent crime.Opposition leaders say law enforcement agencies are too corrupt and overburdened to use the footage to identify criminals. They worry police may use the…

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