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Mandela Washington Fellow develops app to fight COVID-19 disinformation in Africa

Mandela Washington Fellow develops app to fight COVID-19 disinformation in Africa

2017 Mandela Washington Fellow Alfred Kankuzi is taking action to help stop disinformation and provide potentially life-saving information to his fellow Malawians. In early April, Alfred discovered that most Malawians were learning about COVID-19 through social media, which was causing more confusion, fear and panic, and saw an opportunity to create an app that could break local language barriers and provide accurate information to as many people in Malawi as possible. 

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