Is This Image of a Muddy Road in Ghana as Alleged?

This screenshot from the Ghanaian Citizen TV Facebook page claims to show a car stuck on a muddy road in Ghana.


While parts of the Horn of Africa have recently been hit by a deadly drought, this crisis coincides with floods hitting parts of West and Central Africa at the same time. According to the UN, the droughts in the Horn of Africa affect Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, with about 20 million people at risk of starvation. The West and Central African floods on the other hand left a total of about 3.4 million people in need of aid, affecting Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Cameroon.


In response to the screenshot from the Ghanaian Citizen TV Facebook page, a tweet poses the question: “How is this road located in both Nigeria and Ghana?”

A reverse image search on Yandex brings up a screenshot of a tweet published in September 2021. The tweet indicates that the image is from Gboko, Benue State in Nigeria.

May be an image of text that says 'Abubakar SANUSI 7,539 Tweets Tweets Tweets & replies Media to $70K Has the Last Laugh Likes 2 24 n Abubakar SANUSI retweeted KATOR TARKAA @KatorTar... 11 Sep 21 Nothing to see... Just a picture of a car resting in Gboko, Benue State. 22 32 60'

Another image reverse search on Google shows results from the ‘Yoruba One Voice Worldwide’ Facebook page. A post published on this page on September 18, 2021 similarly states that the image is from Nigeria.


The image showing a muddy road is NOT from Ghana.

This fact-check was produced by Africa Uncensored with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, International Fact-Checking Network, and African Fact-Checking Alliance network.

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