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FACT-CHECKED

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No, the claim that U.S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken is coming to Sierra Leone is false.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim that U.S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken is coming to Sierra Leone and found it to be false. The U.S Secretary of State is not coming to Sierra Leone as indicated in the letter circulating on social media.

Claim

U.S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken will arrive at the Freetown International Airport on 23rd of January, 2024.

Rating Justification

A letter dated January 11, 2024, purportedly coming from the office of the Chief Minister, requesting a landing permit for the US Military Aircraft, which carries the U.S. Secretary of State, is widely trending on various social media platforms.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the content of the letter and found it to be false.

To arrive at this conclusion, SLAJ-iVerify contacted the Public Affairs Department of the US Embassy in Freetown, which confirms the claim is false, stating that the U.S. Secretary of State is not coming to Sierra Leone.

Evidence and References

The Public Affairs Department of the US Embassy in Freetown.