11th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:

 

Claim: A Facebook post accompanied by images claims to show Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia deploying their soldiers in Ethiopia

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: This image shared on Facebook claims to show a foreign country satellite used by the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) when the group controlled Dessie and Kombolcha cities in Amhara regional state

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A tweeted image claims to show a highway in Uganda

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A post on Instablo9ja points to phone torchlight as the cause of a gas explosion that killed a footballer a day before his birthday.

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Dubawa

 

Claim: Cooperative Bank is offering a $3000 cash prize once you fill their questionnaire

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: This image shared on Facebook claims to show a foreign country satellite used by the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) when the group controlled Dessie and Kombolcha cities in Amhara regional state

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

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