Other Checks
Fact-check: US discovers man who manufactured and sold coronavirus to China?

Fact-check: US discovers man who manufactured and sold coronavirus to China?

Apr 06, 2020 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

A video clip by U.S. Television station, WCVB virtual channel 5, is being shared on messaging platform WhatsApp as proof that the USA has allegedly arrested “the man who manufactured and sold the coronavirus to China.”

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FACT-CHECK: MTN loses Qwikloan data to undersea fibre cut is satire!

FACT-CHECK: MTN loses Qwikloan data to undersea fibre cut is satire!

Jan 19, 2020 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

Claim: All data relating to Qwikloan have been lost and cannot be restored

Source: Online platform, News @ 7 [not a reliable source of news]

Verdict: Satire

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FACT-CHECK: Franklin Cudjoe denies he will celebrate an NPP election defeat

FACT-CHECK: Franklin Cudjoe denies he will celebrate an NPP election defeat

Dec 23, 2019 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

Claim: President of CSO-IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe will celebrate an NPP election defeat

Source: Unknown

Verdict: False

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FACT-CHECK: 2019 Damba Festival, the first in over three decades?

FACT-CHECK: 2019 Damba Festival, the first in over three decades?

Nov 19, 2019 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

Claim: 2019 Damba Festival is the first in over three decades

Source: President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Verdict: False

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FACT-CHECK: Lisa Raye McCoy is Queen mother of Ghana?

FACT-CHECK: Lisa Raye McCoy is Queen mother of Ghana?

Nov 15, 2019 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

Claim: American actress, Lisa Raye McCoy is Queen mother of Ghana

Source: Lisa Raye McCoy

Verdict: Mixture
[Mixture: The claim(s) of the content are a mix of accurate and inaccurate, or the primary claim is misleading or incomplete.]

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Police warns about upsurge of fake social media accounts

Police warns about upsurge of fake social media accounts

Nov 15, 2019 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

The Ghana Police Service says its investigations and monitoring on social media show a significant upsurge of fake social media accounts being created on Facebook and WhatsApp.

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ANALYSIS: How does Ghana compare to the UK in solving pothole-ridden roads?

ANALYSIS: How does Ghana compare to the UK in solving pothole-ridden roads?

Nov 01, 2019 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

“I only recently broke the brake fluid pipe of my car because of a pothole”: Shayma Sharif, 21, lamented.

For many, concerns about rampant potholes on roads and highways are mostly identifiable with under developed or developing countries like Ghana in West Africa.

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Nabil Ahmed Rufai grabs West Africa Media Excellence Award

Nabil Ahmed Rufai grabs West Africa Media Excellence Award

Oct 23, 2019 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

Ghanaian international journalist, Nabil Ahmed Rufai has been adjudged the best journalist for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reporting

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Fighting Climate Change- Agroecology to the rescue?

Fighting Climate Change- Agroecology to the rescue?

Oct 23, 2019 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

Climate Change is already a reality in Africa. The continent is experiencing severe drought and its impact on agriculture could lead to food insecurity and affect sustainable livelihoods.

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FACTSHEET: Devastating floods hit north-eastern Ghana

FACTSHEET: Devastating floods hit north-eastern Ghana

Oct 22, 2019 , In Other Checks By ghanafact

About six consecutive days of torrential rain has devastated several communities across the fifteen districts in Ghana’s upper east region, leaving a trail of deaths, destruction of buildings and farmlands in its wake.

The heavy downpour that started on October 6, is estimated to have displaced about 2,000 people, estimates by Ghana’s National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) show.

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