25th  February: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

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

 

Claim: Kenyan politician Eric Mutai has defected from United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to the Independent

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: The government of Benin claims it can no longer keep Sunday Adeyemi, a Nigerian separatist, in detention.

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Pomegranate juice has multiple powerful health benefits, including preventing heart disease.

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: ‘peeling’ road is from Nigeria’s Imo state

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Drinking one glass of the mixture twice a day for four weeks will “solve” kidney disease.

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Bill Gates Regrets Promoting Covid-19 Vaccine, Calls For Its Withdrawal As President Biden Keeps Mute

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: A user on Twitter claims the picture of a  burning inflight jet was that of the 6th Russian aircraft downed by Ukraine.

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Dubawa

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