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Doctored video of Howard Nicholas talking about African economy circulates online

The video of a man speaking on the impoverished state of sub-Saharan Africa has been making its rounds on social media, particularly on TikTok...

Claim that Wagner group arrives Mali to support Niger is misleading

A claim that the Russian mercenary group, Wagner Group, has just arrived Mali to provide support for the coup-led military regime in Niger is...

Google announces initiatives to help curb misinformation, improve media literacy in Africa

GOOGLE has announced additional initiatives through the Google News Initiative (GIS) to support African journalists and fact-checking organisations to advance media literacy in the...

Video shot 26 years before Queen Elizabeth II’s birth circulates online with FALSE claim

A video purportedly showing the moment Queen Elizabeth II was throwing food at African children has surfaced online. A Twitter user with the handle @Frankie_dux...

Punitive laws failing to curb misinformation in Africa – Study

Report by:  Peter Cunliffe-Jones, University of Westminster; Alan Finlay, University of the Witwatersrand, and Anya Schiffrin Misinformation, best understood as false or misleading information whether...

Is Nigeria the only country in Africa where Twitter is restricted?

THE Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on June 5, 2021 claimed that Nigeria is the only African country where Twitter is restricted. SERAP made...

Samia Hassan Suluhu NOT first female president in East Africa

VIRAL posts on Thursday, March 18, 2021, claimed that Samia Hassan Suluhu, who is set to become Tanzania's next president, would be the first...

Will Nigeria’s unemployed population rank 9th most populous country in Africa?

A post on Twitter claimed that Nigeria’s unemployed population can make up a country that will rank the 9th most populous country in Africa. The...

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Clip of Salama Mohamed speaking about abuse on a podcast is NOT about her divorce

A viral clip from a podcast featuring Salama Mohamed,...

Manipulated image of Kanye West’s wife wearing long fur coat circulates online  

AN X user @Am_Blujay, has posted a digitally manipulated...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals...

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Clip of Salama Mohamed speaking about abuse on a podcast is NOT about her divorce

A viral clip from a podcast featuring Salama Mohamed,...

Manipulated image of Kanye West’s wife wearing long fur coat circulates online  

AN X user @Am_Blujay, has posted a digitally manipulated...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals...