South Africa: Zuma Wrong - More Than 34 Percent of SA Homes Had Electricity Access in 1994
What share of South African households had access to electricity in 1994? Read more »
South Africa: #5Facts - Water in South Africa
While residents in South Africa's economic capital of Johannesburg seek shelter from current rains, Cape Town residents are being pressured to further reduce their water… Read more »
Nigeria: Taking Stock of 5 Claims in Buhari's 2018 Budget Speech
Nigeria's president is firmly back in the driving seat after two medical leaves of absence. Now mid-term, President Muhammadu Buhari has outlined his spending plans for 2018. But… Read more »
Zimbabwe: No, Daily Mail - Zimbabwe Isn't 'The Second Poorest Country On the Planet'
Showing what it said was the extravagant lifestyle of Zimbabwe's wealthy and well-connected young elite, UK tabloid Daily Mail sought to contrast their living standards with those… Read more »
Nigeria: Does a Nigerian Lawmaker Earn More Than U.S. President Donald Trump?
Terming it "strange, unthinkable and very disheartening", the leader of a Nigerian pro-reform group castigated the "monumental" pay of the country's lawmakers. Read more »
Kenya: Did Historic Court Ruling Wipe Out Nearly U.S.$1 Billion From Stock Exchange?
The surprise decision by Kenya’s top court to annul the presidential election cost the stock market billions of shillings, deputy president William Ruto said. Read more »
Africa: Does Africa Only Have 3 Facilities to Repair Aircraft?
To attract investors, Nigeria's Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state's governor's account… Read more »
South Africa: Black Ownership On SA's Stock Exchange - What We Know
Black participation in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange continues to be the topic of heated debate in South Africa. This guide explains the different estimates and the methodologies… Read more »
Nigeria: Is Oil-Rich Rivers State Safer Than Lagos, Kano & 3 Others As Its Governor Claimed?
The governor of Nigeria's Rivers state is wooing investors. As part of Nyesom Wike's pitch, he insists that his administration's investments in security in the southern state are… Read more »
Nigeria: Has Nigeria Ever Allocated More Than 30 Percent of Its Budget to Infrastructure Projects?
Looking to spur an ailing economy, Nigeria’s acting president recently signed the 2017 budget into law, following months of delay. Read more »
South Africa: 98 Percent of South African Airways' Spending Didn't Go to White-Owned Companies
A South African minister's claim that the national airline spends just 2% on black-owned companies caused a stir. This report presents the facts. Read more »
Nigeria: Are 30 of Nigeria's 36 States Behind On Pension Payouts?
For decades, the plight of retired people in Nigeria has been dire. Pensioners have died while queueing for their cheques while many don't receive them at all. Are most of… Read more »
South Africa: Can You Trace a Missing Person Using Their Phone's IMEI Number... Even When It's Off?
Researched by Ina Skosana & Gopolang Makou Read more »
Africa: Are Mexican Farmers Benefitting From Kenya's Maize Crisis?
Raila Odinga, Kenya's main opposition candidate, claimed that foreign maize farmers are benefiting at the expense of Kenyan growers following a food crisis. We weighed up the… Read more »
South Africa: No Evidence for Govt's 'Truly Amazing' House Delivery Rate
South Africa's housing minister claims that her department delivers 1,200 houses per day. Departmental statistics suggests it's a third of that. Read more »
Africa: Is 80% of Africa's Population Without Electricity?
The head of Africa at the World Economic Forum recently said that only about 20% of Africans have access to electricity. We pulled the data. Read more »
Kenya: Is Salaries 'Only One' of 31 Items in Striking Doctors Deal?
A commentator on Kenyan national television said that only one of the demands by the country's long-striking doctors was about pay. We dissected the agreement at the centre of the… Read more »
South Africa: Facts or Alternative Facts? Zuma's 10th State of the Nation Address Checked
Africa Check sorted fact from fiction in the tenth State of the Nation address South Africa's President Jacob Zuma delivered. Read more »
May 24, 2016
Africa: Does Nigeria's Kaduna State Have More Gold Than South Africa?
The governor of Kaduna state in Nigeria, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, told potential investors that the state has "all the data" to prove that it has more gold than South Africa. Where is… Read more »
April 19, 2016
South Africa: Mail Online's Claim of 400,000+ Poor Whites in South Africa Incorrect
The UK Mail Online claimed that more than 400,000 white South Africans live in poverty. National data suggests that the number is less than a quarter of that. Read more »
April 14, 2016
South Africa: Just How Many People Do the Guptas Employ in South Africa?
When defending the Gupta family against criticism of "state capture", the head of their holding company claims that Gupta businesses employ more than 4,500 people in South Africa.… Read more »
March 04, 2016
South Africa: Yes, Van Rooyen Is the Most (Academically) Qualified of Zuma's Finance Ministers
South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has defended his controversial appointment of Des van Rooyen as finance minister in December 2015 by saying he is "more qualified" than his… Read more »
January 21, 2016
Africa: Do 774 South Africans Become Jobless Every Day?
South Africa's Democratic Alliance party will be marching against high unemployment next week, a situation they blame on the ruling African National Congress under President Jacob… Read more »
January 05, 2016
Senegal: No, Senegal Will Not Be the First Sub-Saharan Country With Electric Trains
A minister and adviser to Senegal's President Macky Sall told viewers on New Year's Eve that a new train service the government is planning will be the first modern electric train… Read more »
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