Fact Checking

Fact Checking

Below are the recently published Fact Checking articles by the Africa Fact Checking Fellows Cameroon.

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Contrary to a social media report by Mimi Mefo Info that “Gunshots by the military forces yesterday (meaning Sunday November 8 2020) in Mbengwi left Maths teacher, Mr. Amah Frankline dead”,

Faux, le prix du Kilowatts n’est pas passé de 50 FCFA à 79 FCFA au Cameroun

Plusieurs posts publiés sur Facebook le 28 octobre 2020 montrent une facture d’Eneo où le prix du Kilowatts est facturé à 79 FCFA l’unité. Les vérifications que nous avons faites montrent que cette information est fausse et que le prix du kilowatts reste

No, Police did not block protesters of the massacre in Kumba

In the aftermath of the Kumba massacres, several images circulating on social networks, indicated that the police prevented a demonstration. After verification, the video which has gone viral shows an event that has nothing to do

Bamenda: The separatist conflict more dangerous than the Covid-19

During June 2020, several voices were raised alleging that residents are fleeing hospitals fearing Covid-19. After interrogating several datasets, we see that the separatist threats had more influence on hospital attendance than the pandemic.

No, this video was not shot as part of the peaceful marches of September 22, 2020

The author of the publication asserts that the tone of the marches is set in the city of Bamenda, region of northwest Cameroon. After verification, this is an old video made in 2017 during the demands of teachers in Bamenda.

Comfort Timasam’s killers have not yet been arrested

Unlike the fake news and photos circulating on social networks presenting several young people as Comfort killers, the Defense Ministry confirms that they are not under arrest. Analyses of the photos show other things pointing to an intention of manipulation.

False, armed protestors did not attack police in Cameroon on September 22, 2020

Une vidéo publiée sur Facebook le 22 septembre montre un affrontement entre des individus dont l’un est armé d’une machette, et des policiers. L’auteur de la vidéo laisse entendre qu’il s’agit de manifestants camerounais.

Non, le Remdesivir n’est pas un médicament réservé aux africains

Des images partagées sur les réseaux sociaux, notamment Facebook et Twitter présentent un médicament contre le coronavirus avec sur l’emballage l’inscription « Not for distribution in US, Canada or EU …

No, Military Didn’t Rob MITACCUL Bamenda

A couple of video footages caught on CCTV cameras of a robbery incidence at a credit union in Bamenda recently trended online. Reports after the act pointed accusing fingers at government soldiers, others at non-state armed groups otherwise known as “Amba Boys.”

Non, Camrail n’a pas lancé un recrutement de 150 aide-cheminots

’entreprise concessionnaire du transport ferroviaire au Cameroun s’est vu attribuer un avis largement partagé sur Facebook et WhatsApp. Après vérification, il s’agit d’une arnaque bien organisée. La fausse nouvelle a abondamment circulé sur les réseaux sociaux. Notamment sur Facebook et dans les groupes WhatsApp. Laquelle informe le grand public et le personnel d’un vaste « recrutement d’aide-cheminots », sans distinction de sexe, lancé par l’entreprise Cameroon Railways (Camrail). L’avis de recrutement précise que les futurs 150 aide-cheminots âgés entre 19 et 40 ans, retenus à la suite

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