The BBC’s Focus on Africa program was also manipulated last week; edited to include the same false poll. Polling numbers have the two leading candidates — incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and long-time rival and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga — in a much tighter race, with neither garnering enough support for an outright victory. Africa Check values your trust and is committed to the responsible management, use and protection of personal information. On 21 May 2019, the UAE Ambassador to Kenya, Khalid Al Mualla, distanced his country from the Facebook posts. We reached out to the BBC to confirm whether it reported the stories. Additionally, the BBC conducted its own investigation into the matter in 1996 and cleared Bashir of any wrongdoing.

The series offers a glimpse of life in caravan parks in Millisle, Bundoran, Portrush, Rosguill and Portballintrae. “… in Kenya, it’s very hard to get objectivity. Many times people would just tend to stay in their own political affiliations, regardless of whether the news is fake or not,” she says. To unequivocally win the election, a candidate has to receive 50% of the votes plus one as well as at least 25% of the votes in half of Kenya’s 47 counties.

First of all, I don’t get why the BBC Far East trailer doesn’t have any similarities to the BBC Far East trailer. Bbc farai is a recipe that is both well-known and fun to use. It is made with a lot of ingredients, and it can vary from one recipe to another.

As the race enters its final days, with campaigning due to end on Friday, Shiundu is warning voters to be vigilant. “If they send that video to a community group or a family group in the village — they will believe that it’s true — and are likely to vote for the side that has the numbers,” says the Nairobi-based vape nation twitch fact-checker. “People who don’t watch CNN or the BBC would not know that these videos were fake,” Shiundu explains. “When this fake report is putting Kenyatta ahead, and you’re sending this video to Kenyatta’s stronghold, it just reinforces the belief that he has the numbers and he’s going to win.”

The recent investigation found the BBC’s probe “woefully ineffective” and alleged that BBC executives had covered up the truth. The BBC has written apologetic letters in response to the investigation. The investigation released at the end of the week found Bashir forged bank statements to leverage Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, into arranging a meeting with the Princess, the BBC reported. And three childhood friends – Jane, Vanessa and Charlene – from the Ballymena area reconnect through caravan fun in Portrush. Every year, thousands of people in Northern Ireland escape the city and flock to their caravans.

It reveals that the fight for self-determination in South Sudan has resulted in increasing deaths after independence; Burkina Faso’s presidential guard has become addicted to power and that economies wrecked by Ebola cannot do without international assistance. Ethiopian police clashed with demonstrators demanding answers to human rights abuses in the north-west of the country, and several people lost their lives in the city of Bahir Dar in the Amhara region. The search for honest police officers who fulfil the “acceptable standards” sought by Nigeria’s police chief could be extended to most African states. Just what sort of questions would be set for the future cops is not clear, but the move is innovative and opens up all manner of possibilities on the African political landscape in our search for the kind of public officials the continent deserves. Last week’s news that Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, wants all new recruits to the country’s police force to undergo a lie detector test cannot have been an April fool’s joke as it’s now the end of August. In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo questions whether lie detectors could help promote honest law enforcement.

There might be a very good thing happening in Iraq at the moment but what is it? We can’t know that when there are killings everywhere. News is about events that affect our lives because they are so bad. Programmes are the best in the world in terms of African news, in terms of what is happening, in terms of the speed of getting the news from the continent.