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Why Oh Why Did the Daily Nation Newspaper Report That a Plane Full of Chinese Evacuees Took Off From Nairobi When It Didn’t?

For some totally inexplicable reason the normally reliable Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya is sticking with the story that hundreds of Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Nairobi even when no such evacuation ever took place, there were no flights to China this week and repeated denials from the Chinese embassy in Nairobi.

The newspaper published a story on Wednesday that falsely claimed 200 Chinese nationals boarded a China Southern Airlines flight at 11pm (yes, they were that specific) at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The problem is, there was no such flight.

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