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Monday, September 27, 2021

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Firefight Occurring In Chad?

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows gunfire in Chad amid the ongoing turmoil in the country. Verdict: False The video, which dates back to July 2020, shows fighting in Iraq. It is unrelated to the situation in Chad. Fact Check: Idriss Deby Itno, who had been president of Chad since 1990, recently died of…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims To Show The Zambezi River In Zambia Forming The...

An image shared on Facebook over 3,000 times purportedly shows an aerial shot of the Zambezi River in the shape of a woman. Verdict: False The image actually shows a painting created by a Russian artist, not a photo of the Zambezi River. Fact Check: The Zambezi River is the fourth-longest river in Africa and…

100+ Chibok Girls Still Missing 7 Years After Boko Haram Kidnapping

More than 100 schoolgirls abducted by the Nigerian Islamic terror group Boko Haram in April 2014 remain missing, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a statement commemorating the seventh anniversary of the kidnapping in northeastern Nigeria’s Chibok village. “Today marks seven years since 279 schoolgirls were abducted by the armed group Boko Haram in Chibok,” the…

Missing Tanzanian President Declared Dead of ‘Heart Illness’ amid Coronavirus Rumors

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has died at the age of 61 from a heart illness, Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Wednesday. “Dear Tanzanians, it is sad to announce that today 17 March 2021 around 6:00 p.m. we lost our brave leader, President John Magufuli, who died from heart disease at Mzena hospital…

Nearly 60 People Dead After Gunmen Open Fire On Civilians In Niger

Armed men on motorcycles killed at least 58 civilians returning from a weekly market in southwestern Niger on Monday, numerous sources reported. No entity has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred in the Tillabery region where numerous attacks have been carried out by Islamist militants with ties to ISIS and al-Qaeda, Reuters reported. …

Democrats Promote Ilhan Omar to Vice Chair of Africa Subcommittee

House Democrats have promoted controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to the position of Vice Chair on the Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights subcommittee within the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. NEW: Ilhan Omar named vice chair of House foreign affairs subcommittee -Fox News — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 14, 2021 Omar was promoted…

Cameroon Governor: Boko Haram Has Infiltrated Top Levels of Government

Members of the Nigerian Islamic terror group Boko Haram have established close ties in neighboring Cameroon’s political and business circles in recent months, a Cameroonian government official said, Voice of America (VOA) reported over the weekend. “Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, on Nigeria’s border, says that within the past two months, Boko Haram has…

Kenyan Governor: Police Will Beat Flood Victims Who Defy Evacuation Orders

Flood victims in the Kenyan region of Tana River County will receive a beating before their rescue in future calamities as they have ignored the government’s safety instructions, the regional governor, Dhahdo Godhana, warned on Monday. Speaking to locals in the wake of recent flooding, Godhana said that those who defy orders from both local…

East African Truck Drivers Pay Bribes for Negative Coronavirus Tests

Long-distance truck drivers in East Africa are paying bribes to avoid state-enforced coronavirus testing at the Uganda-Kenya border, the head of Uganda’s Professional Drivers Network (UPDN) revealed on Monday. Drivers “pay bribes of between $14 and $40 to get a certificate indicating negative [coronavirus] status, or to cross the border without being tested,” UPDN director…

Cuba Denies Reports that Jihadists Released Kidnapped Slave Doctors

Cuba’s communist regime denied reports on Thursday that two of its slave doctors captured by the Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab are free following reports across international media that they had been released. The two doctors, Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodríguez Hernández were kidnapped during a road ambush by Al-Shabaab jihadists in Mandera, Kenya, in April…

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