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Fact Check: No, 73 Chinese Miners in the DRC Were Not Arrested for Kidnapping and Eating Children

TWEET TRANSLATION: 73 Chinese arrested in Katanga. These Chinese allegedly kidnap children in Katanga while working in the mines, offering large sums to Congolese kidnappers and eating these children.

A fake news story is circulating now on Congolese Twitter that claims 73 Chinese miners in Katanga province have been arrested for kidnapping children and then eating them (yes, cannibalism).

The story is fake and was debunked by journalist Rémy Mallet from Deutsche Welle’s French-language service.

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