Disinfo: US veto on Nigerians is part of a plot to prevent the emergence of the first African superpower


The Trump administration is expanding its travel veto to five countries, Nigeria among them. Though we can’t know for sure why this country is targeted by the US foreign policy, we can speculate about its general geostrategic concerns: Nigeria has the potential to become the first African superpower, and the US hates to see African nations developing on their own, as their actions against Libya proves. If you combine Nigeria’s success with its close relations with US economic enemies like China, you get a regime change accident about to take place.


Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the claim. This message part of a recurrent Russian narrative to portray the US as a destabilising power. You can see other examples of disinformation about US plans and actions worldwide, such as its attempts to cause a massive African migration wave to Europe, its experiments on people in Georgia, its promotion of jihadist terrorism and colour revolutions, its preparations for war with Russia or its alleged responsibility in the China coronavirus outbreak.

The US government has indeed imposed new visa restrictions on a total of six more countries, including Nigeria, that failed to meet minimum security requirements for verifying travelers' identities and whether individuals posed a national security threat. According to the AFP Factcheck, a wave of misinformation hit Nigeria following this decision.

Regardless of these restrictions, the US has maintained good relations with Nigeria since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1960. The country is the United States’ second-largest trading partner in Africa and the third-largest beneficiary of U.S. foreign direct investment on the continent. The US is the largest foreign investor in Nigeria. The US provided almost 658,5 million dollars in assistance in 2019, and cooperation includes military training and counterterrorism advisory. Nigerians also comprise the largest African diaspora group in the United States, which has no interest in destabilising Nigeria or blocking its development.


  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Nigeria, US
  • Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism, Africa, Conspiracy theory
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Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, portraying the White Helmets as a Western-backed terrorist proxy and, implicitly, denying the responsibility of the Assad regime for chemical attacks perpetrated during the Syrian civil war.

Read similar cases claiming that the White Helmets were involved in the production of videos of staged “chemical attacks” and that the White Helmets have close links to Al-Qaeda and falsify chemical attacks evidence.

Disinfo: Big Pharma spread false rumours about the coronavirus to forward their business interests

The coronavirus is heading the news these days, and of course – all fakes around it. The primary object is to cause panic. One can hear “exclusive stories”, such as: “according to the Ministry of Health, more than 112 persons have died in Siberia and the Far East“. More than 200 similar reports have been detected by the Fund for Defending National Values. One can hear such delusional stories as “FBI reports that more than 100.000 persons have died in China and almost 3 millions are infected.” Why would the FBI care? This organisation deals only with internal issues of the USA. Why not the NSA or CIA? And those US specialists from “China” do not act delicately: “Tens of thousands are dead and thousands corps are burned at waste stations“.

Behind this stand the giant pharmaceutical companies, attempting to forward their business interests.


An unfounded conspiracy theory. Pro-Kremlin media recurrently attempt to feed into narratives on the pharmaceutical industry, suggesting evil play behind vaccines, pharmaceutical research facilities etc.

Disinfo: UK and US only saw Hitler as the enemy of the USSR

England, the United States of America, and other imperial powers saw Hitler as the main adversary against the Soviet Union.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative distorting the events of the Second World War.

The UK and the United States were also against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and chose to retaliate against the Third Reich. The UK declared war on the Nazi regime as a result of German refusal to remove troops from neutral Belgium. Prior to the German invasion, the United Kingdom had signed the Treaty of London (1839) which guaranteed British and French defence of Belgium sovereignty.