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Sammy Mupfuni

Goma, Congo The Democratic Republic
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About Sammy
Sammy Mupfuni is a journalist, fact-checker and fix based in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For more than eight years in the field of visual audio press, he started in web journalism four years ago. He works as a freelance journalist in several international news agencies. In the beginning, 2018 he launched together with some friends, Congo Check, the first media specialized in Fact-checking in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mastering several subjects from the Kivu region after his years of experience, he also works there as a fixer for foreign journalists
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English French Kongo
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Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
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Current Affairs Technology Science & Environment
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Portfolio

Reflection on fatherhood

08 Jun 2024  |  www.concordmonitor.com
Parker Potter, a former archaeologist, historian, and retired lawyer, shares his reflections on fatherhood, drawing from his personal experiences as both a son and a father. The piece is a contemplative look at the roles and responsibilities of being a father, especially in the context of Father's Day.

Beware of this clickbait claiming that Kigali was attacked by the DRC on February 23, 2024

23 Feb 2024  |  congocheck.net
A Facebook post claiming that Kigali was attacked by drones from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on February 23, 2024, is false. Congo Check investigated the claim and found no evidence of such an attack. The post included a YouTube link leading to unrelated content, constituting clickbait, a practice previously penalized by Meta.

FIGHT AGAINST HATE SPEECH

19 Feb 2024  |  congocheck.net
Congo Check is participating in a project initiated by Internews, funded by USAID, aimed at preserving social cohesion in twelve target provinces: Kinshasa, Haut Katanga, Lualaba, Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu, Ituri, Tanganyika, Tshopo, Kasaï Central, Kasaï Oriental, Mai Ndombe, and Equateur. The bulletin is produced by Kinshasa News Lab, Next Corps (Actualté.cd, Lokuta Mabe), Balobaki Check, Congo Check, 7sur7.cd, and ZoomEco. It is a weekly bulletin that addresses rumors circulating within the community that could lead to hate speech, tribalist discourse, and misinformation during the electoral period.

Satire: Algeria did not contest the eligibility of the Mauritanian goalkeeper at the CAN

28 Jan 2024  |  congocheck.net
Satirical posts have flooded the internet following Algeria's elimination in the first round of the CAN 2023 in Côte d'Ivoire. A viral post falsely claimed that the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) sought to annul the Algeria-Mauritania match due to the Mauritanian goalkeeper's height. However, FAF president Walid Sadi did not announce any such recourse and instead apologized for the team's performance and the disappointing outcome in the tournament.

False, coach Xavi Hernandez is not fired from FC Barcelona

15 Jan 2024  |  congocheck.net
A false rumor circulating on social media claims that FC Barcelona's coach, Xavi Hernandez, has been fired following a defeat against Real Madrid. This misinformation has been debunked through thorough investigation, confirming that Xavi Hernandez remains the coach of FC Barcelona. The article highlights the spread of the false news and the reactions it garnered online.

SANGO YA BOMOKO N#29

13 Jan 2024  |  congocheck.net
Congo Check is participating in a project initiated by Internews and funded by USAID to preserve social cohesion in twelve target provinces in the context of the electoral period. The bulletin, produced by Kinshasa News Lab and other partners, is a weekly publication addressing rumors, hate speech, tribalist discourse, and misinformation.

Context: CENI did not rehabilitate invalidated candidates

04 Feb 2023  |  congocheck.net
The article debunks a claim made by the Facebook page 'Bosolo na Afrika / RDC TV' that the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) rehabilitated candidates Jean-Lucien Bussa and Marie-Claire Kengo. Congo Check verified this information and found it to be false. The candidates were not on the list of 82 invalidated candidates. The article provides context about the publication of provisional legislative results and advises the online community on how to handle content flagged as false.

Factcheck: Dr. Jérôme Munyangi confirms he is not the inventor of Covid Organics

30 Apr 2020  |  congocheck.net
Dr. Jérôme Munyangi, a Congolese doctor, has been incorrectly attributed as the inventor of Covid Organics, a herbal remedy for COVID-19 developed in Madagascar. Both Dr. Munyangi and Lucile Cornet Vernet, head of La Maison d’Artemisia, confirm their non-involvement in the creation of Covid Organics. The Malagasy Institute of Applied Research (IMRA) also denies Dr. Munyangi's involvement, emphasizing their long-term research on Artemisia. The article aims to correct misinformation circulating on social media regarding the origins of Covid Organics.

False: a hair found inside the Bible does not cure COVID-19

03 Apr 2020  |  congocheck.net
Audio messages circulating in WhatsApp groups claim that a hair found in the Bible can cure COVID-19, a false prophecy allegedly revealed to a child in Lubumbashi. The article debunks this misinformation, emphasizing that COVID-19 prevention relies on scientific measures such as hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organization, including staying home, frequent hand washing, maintaining social distance, and avoiding touching the face.

Small plane crashes in Congo, 26 dead including passengers, crew and local residents

25 Nov 2019  |  The Tennessean
A small plane crashed into homes shortly after takeoff in Goma, Congo, killing 26 people, including passengers, crew, and local residents. The 19-seat Dornier 228-200, owned by Busy Bee, was en route to Beni when it crashed near the airport. Rescue efforts were hampered by the fire, but two survivors were initially reported. The U.N. mission in Congo assisted with emergency response. The crash highlights ongoing issues with air safety and maintenance in Congo, where commercial carriers are banned from EU airspace.

26 Killed as Small Plane Crashes Into Homes in Congo

24 Nov 2019  |  www.ntd.com
A small plane operated by private carrier Busy Bee crashed into homes in Goma, Congo, shortly after takeoff, killing 26 people, including 17 passengers, two crew members, and seven residents on the ground. The Dornier 228-200 was en route to Beni, 350 kilometers north of Goma. Local pilot Placide Kambale and others attempted rescue efforts before the fire spread. The U.N. mission in Congo provided emergency support. Congo's aviation safety record is poor, with none of its commercial carriers, including Busy Bee, allowed to fly into EU airspace.

Plane Crashes Into Homes in Congo; at Least 25 Dead

24 Nov 2019  |  AFRO American Newspapers
A small passenger plane operated by private carrier Busy Bee crashed in Goma, Congo, killing at least 25 people, including passengers and individuals on the ground. The Dornier 228-200 aircraft, carrying 17 passengers, crashed into residential homes near Goma's airport shortly after takeoff. Two survivors were taken to a local hospital. The crash prompted rescue efforts by locals and an emergency response from the U.N. mission in Congo. Plane crashes are common in Congo due to poor maintenance and lax air safety standards.

26 killed as small plane crashes into homes in Congo

24 Nov 2019  |  www.bostonglobe.com
A Dornier 228-200 plane operated by Busy Bee crashed into homes in Goma, Congo, killing 26 people, including 17 passengers, two crew members, and seven residents. The crash occurred shortly after takeoff on a flight to Beni. Local pilot Placide Kambale and others attempted to rescue survivors before the fire spread. The UN mission in Congo provided emergency support. Frequent plane crashes in Congo are attributed to poor maintenance and lax air safety standards, with no Congolese carriers allowed in EU airspace.

Passenger plane crashes into homes in Congo; at least 26 dead

24 Nov 2019  |  CTVNews
A small plane crashed into homes in Goma, Congo, killing 26 people, including passengers, crew, and residents. The 19-seat Dornier 228-200, owned by Busy Bee, was en route to Beni when it crashed shortly after takeoff. Rescue efforts were hampered by fire, but two survivors were initially reported. The U.N. mission in Congo assisted with emergency response. The crash highlights ongoing issues with air safety in Congo, where poor maintenance and lax standards are common.

News for Generation Z

18 Aug 2018  |  dpa.com
The article discusses the #UseTheNews project, which aims to understand and adapt to the changing news consumption habits of young people, specifically Generation Z, in Germany. The project involves media organizations and media research institutes working together to develop news services that cater to the preferences of the under 30 demographic. The focus is on creating contemporary news services that align with how Generation Z accesses and processes news information.

After the arrest of the youngest Congolese pro democracy activist aged 15; Sammy Mupfuni had visited her in his village on the island of Idjwi in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

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