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Wakanda Forever!


Johannesburg, South Africa – The US Department of Agriculture listed Wakanda as a free-trade partner – despite it being a Marvel Universe creation (i.e. FAKE).

The country was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and has never really existed, besides in comics.

Wakanda is a fictional country located in Sub-Saharan Africa, created by Marvel Comics. It is home to the superhero Black Panther and first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 issue in July 1966.

Wakanda has appeared in comics, and various media adaptations, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, films Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

A USDA spokesperson said the Kingdom of Wakanda was added to the list by accident during a staff test.

According to BBC Africa, the listing was discovered by a software engineer by the name of Francis Tseng.

He told Reuters news agency that, when he first saw Wakanda on the list, he got “very confused”: “I thought I misremembered the country from the movie and got it confused with something else.”

After the listing was found and then removed, a USDA spokesman told the Washington Post that Wakanda’s listing was added as a test file for staff, and was never supposed to be public.

“The Wakanda information should have been removed after testing and has now been taken down,” he said.

But the internet has no chill, and twitter quickly reacted to the faux pas.

Check out some of the reactions below:

Sources: Twitter | BBC Africa 
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