The article shows a photo from a joint press conference with Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo and French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, in Accra, Ghana.
“Ghana is about constructing their own version of the National Cathedral and cannot therefore sit as fire destroys another. For this reason, the Government of Ghana is rumoured to have contributed an amount of 2 million [US dollars] to France,” the article says.
“Now, let’s have your say. Did Ghana do well or nah?”
Ghanaian presidency debunked it
The presidency’s communications director, Eugene Arhin, said: “The assertions being made on social media to the effect that President Akufo-Addo has donated $2 million to the rebuilding of the Notre Dame Cathedral are not true. No such thing has been done. We urge all to disregard this false news.”
Ghana not on donor’s list
Within days of the Notre Dame fire, nearly €900 million had been pledged for its reconstruction by donors from all over the world.
And it turns out the story was satire, possibly poking fun at Akufo-Addo’s tweet about Notre Dame. NewsmuNews is based in Ghana and identifies itself as a “news, sports and political satire web publication”.
A disclaimer on the site reads: “All news articles contained within NewsmuNews are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.” – Allwell Okpi
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