25th April: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Ukraine’s missile factory has been attacked by Russia Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: Parliamentary aspirant Omar Shallo, has been disqualified from participating in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party primaries Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: A Facebook post claim to show […]

21st April: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Pope Francis canceled the Bible and proposed a new book. Verdict: FALSE Source: Dubawa   Claim: Video shows people fleeing in Niger State Verdict: FALSE Source: Dubawa   Claim: Adeleke is giving out N10,000 as campaign funds to each Nigerian Verdict: FALSE Source: ICIR  

4th April: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Facebook post claims to show Tigrayan refugees forcefully conscripted in recent fighting on the Sudan-Ethiopia border Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: Facebook post with an image claims to show naval and fighter jets sent out by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the […]

28th March: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Nation website quote Kenyan senator Malala accusing ally Gachagua of corruption Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Kenyan legislator Junet Mohamed insults members of the Kikuyu ethnic group Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi was lit up […]

21st March: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: An image circulating on Facebook claims to show a fire outbreak in Gumayde, the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia Verdict:  FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: A Twitter post claims to show a man-made humanitarian crisis and famine situation in the […]

16th March: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims to show Ethiopians in Ukraine who were forced to engage in the war against Russia Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: South African citizens’ stress levels up by 56%. Verdict: MISLEADING Source: Africa Check   Claim: CBD helps […]

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   […]

14th March: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Thumbnail image shows an illegal mine that collapsed in Oromia, Ethiopia Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: A Facebook image claims to shows Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) troops moving towards the Eritrean border Verdict: FALSE Source: Pesa Check   Claim: A Facebook post […]

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: […]

24th February: Africa Fact Check Round-Up

Here is today’s roundup of fact-checks across Africa:   Claim: Dr John Mosonik who is running for governor in Bomet County, has decided to vie for the Sotik constituency parliamentary seat instead. Verdict: FALSE Source: Africa Check   Claim: Uganda’s Daily Monitor publish a photo, story on ‘leaks’ about activists Nyanjura and Rukirabashaija Verdict: FALSE […]