AFRICA

Posts falsely claim that Voice of America reported US troops were en route to Ethiopia

Published on 01/12/2021 at 14:55

Posts shared on Facebook in Ethiopia claim that international broadcaster Voice of America (VOA) reported on US troops preparing for deployment to Addis Ababa to help thwart rebels from advancing on the capital. But the claim is false: VOA told AFP Fact Check it never published any report on any of its news platforms in recent weeks alleging US forces were gathering in neighbouring Djibouti in preparation for a defence of the Ethiopian capital.