Targeting of dissidents and opposition political candidates in Ghana
Date of report
  • January 2022
  • Believed to be the work of Ghana's government
The Israeli spyware firm NSO Group sold Pegasus spyware to the government of Ghana, which used the tools to spy on political opponents and dissidents. Ghana's intelligence agency launched an investigation into the spyware allegations. NSO Group has claimed that although Ghana bought the spyware, it was never actually used in the country. 
Suspected victims
  • Political dissidents and opposition leaders in Ghana
Suspected state sponsor
  • Ghana
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response