13th January: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

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

 

Claim: Mttn is giving Frèè Data

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Kampala’s deputy mayor endorse Uganda ruling party candidate for Makerere University election

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: South Africa’s ConCourt has ruled that unmarried couples who live together for three years have the same rights as couples married in a community of property

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims to show an Ethiopian Air Force drone destroying the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) training centre in Axum town

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: An image of a Facebook post claims to show an attack on Tigray Forces by the Ethiopian Air Force at the Maytsebri battlefront

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post with an image claims to show the Ethiopian Air Forces attacking Tigray forces in North Gonder using drones

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims to show a bus that plunged into the ocean at the ferry crossing in Mombasa on 14 December 2021

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook image claims to show the Ethiopian Air Force using drones to attack Tigray Forces

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A website claims to offer COVID-19 relief grants in the name of Kenya’s former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan is dead

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post claims to show a photo of Deputy President William Ruto at the Azimio La Umoja Convention at the Kasarani Stadium

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

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