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Is the Uganda Express Highway the most expensive road in the world?

Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye quoted in his tweet that the express highway in Uganda is the most expensive in the world.

Yes, it was really expensive to have it done but does it still stand as the most expensive road?

Our fact-checkers and producers from Debunk Media Initiative bring you some facts in this episode of The Debunk Show.

Watch to the end to have some factual knowledge of the road construction sector as we demystify these statements.

Debunk Media Initiative

Uganda's first premier fact-checking show

A fact checking organization & show series that aims at breaking the cycle of misinformation and fakenews through multi-media projects

HOAX: This WFP poverty alleviation cash initiative is a scam

The UN humanitarian organisation dismissed the link as fake. Be aware of cash prize hoaxes on the internet. It is not true that filling in the World Food Program (WFP) questionnaire through this link will earn you any money or to be exact, Euros 729.44 as purported through a link shared on WhatsApp. The WFP

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MISSING CONTEXT: This video of a robbery in Kampala is not from 2024

The footage dates back to 2018. What is true is that Uganda has witnessed a sheaf of robberies in the last quarters of 2024, some very tactical and many recorded on camera, especially in Kampala. However, plenty of questionable robbery claims are sprouting and are adding fire to the already worrying situation, something security warns

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FALSE: UK Parliament Did not Ditch Kyagulanyi to Endorse Ssenyonyi as Potential Ugandan President for 2026 Elections

A story run by The Explorer, a local news website in Uganda headlined  “UK Parliament Ditches Kyagulanyi and Endorses Ssenyonyi as Potential Ugandan President for 2026 Elections”, is FALSE. The story was published on May 14, 2024, and claimed that the United Kingdom Parliament rejected Robert Kyagulanyi the president of the National Unity Platform (NUP)

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False: Bobi Wine Did Not Say He Does Not Care About Those In Jail Because He Earns Through LGBTQ Sponsorship

A screenshot circulating on TikTok and WhatsApp groups, purportedly showing a Facebook post attributed to National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Bobi Wine, claiming that he started the party as his personal business, is FALSE. The screenshot further alleges that Wine said he doesn’t care about political prisoners because he earns from it and is sponsored

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FALSE: Images Shared Were Not Taken From A School In Kenya

Social media has been flooded with posts about a “prom party”; (a formal party held for older secondary school students at the end of the school year). The celebrations took place over the weekend at Elite High School in Entebbe. Different students arrived in cars, and one particularly arrived in a helicopter that drew the

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