27th May: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

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

 

Claim: President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele from his job

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: The first indication of the fatty and inflamed liver is a potty belle

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: The UK finally declares IPOB a terrorist group, bars members from asylum

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: You can cure cancer with diet and supplements

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Africa Check

 

Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims to show Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arresting artist Henok Dinku

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post claims to show Italian troops surrendering to the Ethiopian army in 1896

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Ugandan musician Joseph Mayanja, better known as Jose Chameleon is dead

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims to show captured soldiers marching to the Amhara region in May 2022

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post with an image claims to show an explosion in Bati town, Oromia special zone of the Amhara regional state, Ethiopia

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Mayor of Addis Ababa Adanech Abebe on a film poster

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Jawar Mohammed’s arrest by Kenyan Police

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims to show a drone attack on a group affiliated with Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) named Samri in May 2022

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Ethiopian poet Belay Bekele Weya holding a placard written “Forgive us Jawar”

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: A Facebook post with an image claims to show the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) army deployed in the Amhara regional state

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Microsoft Co-Founder, Bill Gates, has been suspended from Twitter

Verdict: FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

 

Claim: Facebook post with images claims to show the destruction of the Donbas region of Ukraine by Russia

Verdict: PARTLY FALSE

Source: Pesa Check

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