- The correct position is this was the fifth time the #COP27 was held in Africa.
A tweet posted on March 2, 2022 by World Bank claiming that the United Nations climate conference popularly known as the #COP27 held in Egypt in November was the first in Africa, is false.
The tweet read: “#COP27 will be hosted by #Egypt, making it the first COP in Africa. This provides a great opportunity to look at the specific issues that will be shaping the transport and climate agendas in Africa & beyond”.
The correct position is this was the fifth time the #COP27 was held in Africa.
The first time the climate conference was held in Africa was in 2001 in Morocco, this was termed as #COP7, and in 2016 Morocco had the opportunity to host again, #COP22
In 2006, Kenya managed to host the #COP12 in its capital and South Africa hosted #COP17 in 2011.
President William Ruto addressed the conference on behalf of Kenya and the African Group present.
This fact check was published by The Star with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.