POLITICS

AFP photo of Entebbe International Airport digitally altered amid rumours of a Chinese takeover

Published on 01/12/2021 at 14:03

Facebook posts claiming that Uganda’s main airport in Entebbe has been rebranded following a takeover by the Chinese government have been shared multiple times online. They include an image of the airport entrance with a banner overhead saying “Welcome to China Ebb International Airport” alongside China’s flag. However, the claim is false; this is an AFP photo that was digitally manipulated to give the impression it was seized by China.