A photograph shared hundreds of times on social media purports to show a Sudanese minister wearing a surgical mask to protect himself from the novel coronavirus during a meeting with a Chinese diplomat. However, the image has been Photoshopped.
Published on Friday31 January 2020 at 19:10Updated on Thursday6 February 2020 at 19:06
A photograph of a man using wooden steps to board a plane has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook since January 4. The logo on the side of the plane is that of Cameroonian airline Camair-Co. However, the picture has been photoshopped and was in fact taken in Congo-Brazzaville, a country Camair-Co doesn’t fly to.
Footage viewed tens of thousands of times shows men unearthing a baby. The caption claims the baby was rescued after a deadly landslide in Cameroon in October 2019, but the footage was actually shot in Burkina Faso in 2016.
One post of the video, which we’ve archived here, has racked up more than 120,000 views on Facebook since it was published on October 30, 2019. It shows two men in military uniform rescuing a baby - which can be heard crying - buried in the ground.
Published on Thursday14 November 2019 at 15:52Updated on Monday18 November 2019 at 14:29
Facebook posts shared thousands of times claim that Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote is planning a 'hot giveaway' of cash, cars and scholarships to study abroad. But the Facebook page behind the claim is fake and a spokesman for Dangote's business empire told AFP the posts are a 'scam'.
A picture that has racked up thousands of shares on Facebook and Twitter claims to show the oldest tortoise in Africa who -- supposedly -- recently died aged 344. But the picture actually shows a giant Galapagos tortoise, nowhere near as old, in an Australian zoo.
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