26th May: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

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

 

Claim: Covid vaccines cause ovarian cancer, infertility, or other reproductive disorders

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: Germs “do not attack living healthy bodies” and that “there is nothing to be immune to, nor any need for nor the existence of an immune system”.

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims to show former Kenya’s Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, napping during a United States tour

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: An image posted on Facebook with text claims it shows a Kenyatta University (KU) lecturer stealing items from Naivas Supermarket

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post with an image claims to show Sudanese revolution advocates protesting in May 2022

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post claims Ethiopian journalist Dessu Dula was released from prison

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Woman claims that the Mathira Member of Parliament (MP), Rigathi Gachagua, killed her husband

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post claims a Ugandan traditional healer is offering money and promising to solve marital issues

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A post claims to show an image of the Eritrean army destroying Tigray forces in May 2022

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post claims to show the Eritrean army that killed more than 13,000 Tigray forces at Badme and Rama towns

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post with images claims to show a bus accident in May 2022

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Ethiopian Brigadier General Tefera Mamo, hiding behind a wall

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post with images claims to show protests in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in 2022

Verdict: PARTLY FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

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