A Facebook post extensively shared in Cameroonian groups informs that Guinea recently donated €2 million to help France rebuild Notre-Dame de Paris, ravaged by fire on April 15, 2019.
The post was published on April 16, 2019, by “Premier Observateur, ” a Facebook page with 8,000 followers.
“President Alpha Condé invites his peers of the sub-region to follow suit, ” the post shared 4,000 times indicated.
This news sparked the anger of internet users who criticized African leaders for being swifter in their reaction to catastrophes in the Western world than they are for their own countries.
This information is false. It was belied by the Guinea presidency’s press information office on April 18, 2019.
On April 15, 2019, Alpha Condé expressed his sympathy after the fire that burnt Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the most visited monuments in Europe. However, he made no reference to financial support from his country to help rebuild that UNESCO World Heritage.