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Claim that the Inspector General of Police is hospitalized

The Uganda Police Force has dismissed a claim that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola in critical condition and hospitalized. The allegations about the IGP’s health started circulating yesterday, September 23rd, 2021 on different social media platforms at midday. However, in a statement released by the Uganda Police, the claim is false. […]

Viral photo of dead cattle with claims they were killed by fake acaricides

The claims that the dead cattle in viral photo died of acaricides are false. The photo has been circulating on social media with many claiming that the cattle died of acaricides in Nakasongola district. However, according to National Drug Authority (NDA), this is not true. NDA in its social media posts debunked the claims and […]

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Claim that the COVID19 jab leads to menstrual changes

With the ongoing COVID19 vaccination process in Uganda, a number of women have complained of menstrual changes as a side effect of the jab. Among these is Namaganda Flavia, a resident of Ndejje who said that her periods delayed for two weeks from the usual date after taking the first COVID19 jab on May 1st, […]

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Claim that tight clothing during pregnancy affects the foetus

Medical personnel usually say that when pregnant women wear tight clothes,on top of making them uncomfortable, it also poses a threat to the well-being of the foetus. According to Sara Musu,a midwife at Ndejje Health Centre 3, tight clothing should not be worn especially when one is 12weeks pregnant. Musu says that, tight clothing may […]

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Circulating rumour that Alliance for National Transformation-Uganda’s Hon. Paul Mwiru has won the election petition in court.

There is a circulating rumour making rounds on social media  purportedly from Alliance for National Transformation-Uganda claiming that Hon. Paul Mwiru has won the election petition in court. The Alliance for National Transformation-Uganda has however, through its social media platforms come up and disregarded the information.    

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Job advert purportedly from Action Aid Uganda is fake.

There is a job advert making rounds on social media platforms purportedly from Action Aid. The advert shows that Action Aid is currently recruiting for a number of vacant positions in their organization. However, through their social media platforms, they have regarded the job advert as fake and clarified that all their job adverts are […]

Fake Facebook profiles in names of Minister Ruth Aceng

Facebook is a wash of fake Facebook profiles in names of Minister of health, Dr Ruth Aceng. The Facebook accounts in question use minister Aceng’s names and pictures purporting to be hers. However, all the profiles with exception of the minister’s verified page are fake. Minister Aceng has also taken to her social media channels […]

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Fraudsters impersonating the Executive Director of Petroleum Authority of Uganda.

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda(PAU) has warned the public against fraudsters who are reportedly impersonating the Executive Director.PAU says since announcing different employment opportunities, a section of fraudsters impersonating the Executive Director have continously used a telephone number 0414 672749, asking money from applicants promising to manipulate the recruitment process in their favour. ‘The unscrupulous […]

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Claim that teeth whitening weakens them

A Facebook post that whitening one’s teeth can permanently weaken them has surfaced on social media. In a Facebook post, the writer claims that, “Yellow teeth are stronger , Antral color of our teeth , a light yellow color. Whitening your teeth can permanently weaken them.” Does teeth whitening weaken them? According to Dr. Emmanuel […]

Fake claim that SFC canned former NRM flag bearers for invading State House

The claim that SFC operatives canned former NRM party flag bearers for invading President Museveni false. There is a screenshot making rounds on social media with claims that former NRM flag-bearers who sought placements and financial bail-out from the president had been canned by SFC soldiers after storming Museveni at State House. This is however […]