MIDDLE EAST

Image of giant rock in shipping container was taken in Malawi, not Ivory Coast

Published on 03/12/2021 at 14:28

An image of a gigantic rock in a shipping container has been shared thousands of times in social media posts claiming that it was delivered to a port in Ivory Coast’s capital Abidjan instead of two vehicles that were ordered online from Dubai. The claim is false: the image shows the minister of mining in Malawi during the interception of a Chinese-bound shipment of quartz rock from the capital Lilongwe.