AFRICA

Doctored image shows people fleeing violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2012

Published on 03/03/2021 at 17:13

Social media posts in Kenya claim to show a photo of women and children fleeing the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. This is false; not only was the image taken years later in the Democratic Republic of the Congo following skirmishes between rebels and government forces in 2012, but part of it has also been manipulated by adding flames in the background.