The social media is claiming: “Barack Obama is asking Africans not to accept the vaccines that will come from America and Europe.”
Indeed, the language of the message – blended with a dose of racism – claims that Barack Obama has said: “I’ll be an accomplice if I don’t denounce this evil act white people want to do to Africans. First of all, I was born in America but I’m African blood, I’m not going to allow white people to kill Africans with their toxic vaccines. I ask Africans to be smart and to ensure that coronavirus vaccines do not enter African territories. There is a Machiavellian plan they invent, saying that we come to help Africans, or that they will come to kill you. I will let this message be shared everywhere, to awaken African minds so that the vaccines do not arrive in Africa”( Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-aEE8jB7IA/?igshid=72ws6mw9cdug)
However, as far as Mdrebahri is concerned, close scrutiny of the language used in the above claim, which suggests that the message is coming from Barack Obama, the former US President, reveals it to be fake news.
Drs. Tsegezab Gebregergis