An image post claiming to show Ethiopian Air Force jets carrying out operations in Weldiya, Amhara region is FALSE.
The text accompanying the 12 September 2021 post in Amharic claims in part, “Ethiopian Air Force fighter jets have made history tonight”.
“Weldiya has been fully freed from the terrorist group and Kobo city has been encircled by the Ethiopian Defense Force,” the post shared on Facebook, adds.
It further praises the national force and Amhara special militia for freeing the claimed areas from the “terrorist groups”.
An image posted online and claiming to show dead animals killed by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces in Dabat Woreda, northern Ethiopia, is FALSE.
A website purporting to belong to Uganda-based Quality Supermarket and promising $3000 is a HOAX.
Customers stand a chance to win $3,000 as the supermarket celebrates its 40th anniversary, the website text states.
Interested customers are required to answer four questions demonstrating their knowledge of the supermarket and sharing personal details about their age and gender, to be eligible for the prize.
After responding to the questions, customers are given a chance to win gifts by selecting a box to reveal their prizes inside.
This Twitter account issuing bikes and purporting to belong to Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s son, Nick Ruto, is FAKE.
A Facebook post claiming the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said Ethiopian refugees registered in Sudan are involved in the Tigray conflict is PARTLY FALSE.
The post in Amharic reads in part, “The United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) stated that refugees from the Tigray region, who were in the Sudanese refugee camp, have returned and are involved in the war”.
“Any registered refugees who may have returned to Ethiopia and joined the conflict are no longer considered refugees,” it adds.
This website purporting to be the United States Green Card Lottery portal and promising users access to the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is a HOAX.
The message accompanying the link claims that the US State Department announced 1 September 2021, as the official registration opening for the Diversity Visa Program for 2022.
“Foreigners interested in immigrating legally to the United States, must submit their applications electronically starting 3rd September at noon and until 30th November 2021,” reads the message.
This Facebook account offering free motorbikes to Isiolo, Marsabit and Mandera residents in the name of Isiolo County Women Representative, Rehema Dida, is FAKE.
A website purporting to belong to telecom firm, Safaricom, and offering gifts in its name is HOAX.
The message on the webpage asks users to check if they have been selected for the giveaway dubbed “Safaricom 2021 Customers Gifts”.
A Facebook image claiming to show Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, with a Guinean flag draped over his shoulders is DOCTORED.
The photo is titled “ADGI Ahmed, junta leader” and shows Abiy in a military outfit and draped in a Guinean flag.
A Facebook post claiming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has termed the sanctions imposed on Ethiopia by the United States as “completely inappropriate” is FALSE.