15th March: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

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

 

Claim: LASTMA official holds a PoS machine while controlling traffic in Lagos.

Verdict: FALSE

Source: ICIR

 

Claim: An image post claims that two armed groups have killed 100 Ethiopian soldiers en route to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post with several images claims to show Africans being mistreated in Ukraine

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A website claims to be offering laptop grants to students

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Photo shows an explosion in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in 2015

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Kenya billionaire Wanjigi is running for the Nairobi governorship as a UDA candidate

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

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