Kenya: Nairobi's Water - 2 Claims About Losses & High Cost in Slums Evaluated
Is nearly half of capital city's water lost and do inhabitants of slums pay much more for water than those in swanky apartments? We judged two of governor Mike Sonko's claims about… Read more »
December 06, 2017
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 »
March 23, 2017
South Africa: How Many SA Municipalities Lose More Than 37 Percent of Their Water?
World Water Day was celebrated this week, placing the spotlight on the frugal use of this resource. It's then worrying to report that the water records of most South African… Read more »
January 09, 2017
Nigeria: Nigeria Doesn't Have World's Most Butterflies
It may have been listed as a "fun fact", but the claim that Nigeria hosts more butterfly species than anywhere else is incorrect. Read more »
December 08, 2016
South Africa: Is 'About 40 Percent' of Johannesburg's Water Used to Irrigate Gardens?
A Johannesburg mayoral committee member has claimed that "about 40%" of the city's water is used to irrigate gardens. While South Africans need to be serious about saving water,… Read more »
November 23, 2016
Africa: Do Fumes From Cooking Smoke Kill 600,000 Africans Yearly?
A policy think-tank has tweeted that indoor air pollution caused by cooking smoke kills 600,000 Africans every year. But estimating such deaths is not that exact. Read more »
July 28, 2016
South Africa: Is Zuma Right That Mpumalanga Has Eliminated 98 Percent of Bucket Toilets?
President Jacob Zuma told Mpumalanga residents that their province has managed to eliminate 98% of bucket toilets between 2014 and 2015. Is that so? Read more »
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