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Ministerial Vetting: Afriyie Akoto’s Cocktail of False Claims and Contradictions

When Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister-designate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament on February 19, 2021, he made some claims about the government’s flagship planting food...

False! There is Nothing Like ‘World Covid-19 Elimination Day’

A message suggesting that February 22-28 has been set as ‘World Covid-19 Elimination Day’ is circulating on social media, especially on WhatsApp. The message which has gone viral also indicates that doctors have advised a...

Ghana Has Approved Sputnik V for Emergency Use: Here’s What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

It was announced on February 20, 2021, that Ghana through the Ministry of Health, has authorised the registration and use of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V. The vaccine was approved under the emergency...

Ministerial Vetting: Claims About Unemployment Rate, Banking Sector Job Losses False

When the minister-designate for the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, took his turn at the Appointments Committee at the ongoing ministerial vetting in Parliament on February 17, 2020, he made...

January Roundup: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges, Misinformation on Vaccines Debunked

A year after the first cases of Covid-19 were reported, three new variants of the virus which are mutation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus, have been detected in more than 60...

Does Wearing More Than One Mask at a Time Make You Safer?

Face masks have become very essential protective wear since the COVID-19 pandemic began, having been recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centre for Disease Controls (CDCs) across the world. According to scientists, nose...

COVID-19: FDA Has NOT Approved Nibima as Cure

There have been claims on various social media platforms suggesting that the herbal medicine, Nibima, has been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) as cure for COVID-19. These claims follow a press statement...

COVID-19: Tackling the Confusion, Controversies Around Vaccines

About a year after Coronavirus emerged, scientists and health experts around the world have developed and approved some vaccines as antidote to the virus. However, these vaccines have not been without controversies. Questions regarding who...

Former Zambian Veep Nevers Mumba’s Claims on COVID-19 Vaccines in Africa Completely False

Since January 14, 2021, a video has been trending on various social media platforms across Africa where the former Vice President of Zambia, Nevers Mumba, is noted providing advice to the governments of Zambia...