25th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Six claims by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2021 national day speech Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: A Facebook image claims to show the Ethiopian Air Force attacking a G+3 shopping mall in Bati Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: A Facebook […]

24th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Top Kenyan judge called President Kenyatta a ‘dictator’ for rejecting Judicial Service Commission appointments Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Two photos of a man jumping down an embankment onto a dirt road, purported to be a Kenyan politician Khalwale chased for bad-mouthing Mudavadi […]

23rd November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   : Time magazine cover with Raila Odinga as ‘Person of the Year’ Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Tanzania’s president Samia on the front page of the Scotsman, Scottish national newspaper Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Deputy President Ruto said Kenyans must ‘accept’ […]

22nd November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Kenyan opposition party comms chief insult governor Waiguru for defecting to UDA Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Photo claims to shows crowd welcoming Kenyan politician Odinga in Ethiopia Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: 3,000 bodies were recovered after soldiers raided communities […]

19th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: A Facebook post claims that Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Major General Jack Bakasumba to the position of deputy inspector general of police (IGP) Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: ODM issued a statement blaming Kenya’s deputy president for violence in Kondele, Kisumu […]

18th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Helicobacter worm in bananas that kill you in 12 hours Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Kaduna state governor recommended the death penalty for corruption Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: South Africa 13 Children have died from the Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines in […]

17th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: South African student aid scheme NSFAS is requiring 75% pass mark from students Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: The candidate in the Anambra state governor race didn’t get 350,000 votes in his party’s primary election Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Zapiro […]

11th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: A Facebook post accompanied by images claims to show Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia deploying their soldiers in Ethiopia Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: This image shared on Facebook claims to show a foreign country satellite used by the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) […]

9th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: A campaign poster shared on Facebook announcing that Kenyan musician, Wilson Abubakar Radido aka Willy Paul, is vying for a political Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: This Facebook post claims to show “General” Kipngetich who was allegedly hired by the United Democratic Alliance […]

8th November: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Nigerian civil servant pensions at risk Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Ethiopian Air Force attacking Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) troops at a hillside station around Dessie Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been imprisoned Verdict: […]