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: Mayor's 'Absurd' Claim That Undocumented Foreigners Make Up 80% of Joburg Inner City
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is a year into his job and trying to make good on election promises to clean up the inner city. Yet different sources of data contradicts his… Read more »
Africa: Do 45 Percent of Nigerian Women Get Married Before Their 18th Birthday?
"45% of Nigerian women married before age 18" read the headline of a prominent Nigeria-focused publication. Is there data to back up this figure? Read more »
South Africa: No - Heart Disease Is Not SA's Leading Cause of Death, As Health24 Tweeted
September is Heart Awareness Month in South Africa, aiming to focus attention on cardiovascular disease. But could it be South Africa's leading cause of death? Read more »
Africa: Is Kenya the First African Country to Overturn a Presidential Election?
Kenya's Supreme Court has judged that irregularities had harmed the integrity of the presidential vote on 8 August 2017. A new presidential election must now be conducted within 60… 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: Everyday Corruption in Nigeria - Who Is On the Take?
In winning Nigeria's 2015 election, President Muhammadu Buhari successfully cast himself as an anti-corruption crusader. But as our factsheet shows, Nigerians' experience with… Read more »
Kenya: Do Mothers and Newborns Run a Higher Risk of Dying in Nairobi?
Kenya's freshly elected representatives are full of plans and promises. Nairobi governor Mike Sonko pledged to improve health standards, saying mothers and newborns have a higher… Read more »
Kenya: New MPs 'Seeking Higher Pay' - What Would They Earn?
Kenya's newly-elected members of parliament are yet to be sworn in but they are already causing ripples after media reports that they are seeking to raise their salaries. Read more »
Nigeria: Did David Cameron Say UK Would 'Cease to Exist' If It Were Looted Like Nigeria?
Former British prime minister David Cameron is famed to have given Nigeria the moniker of "fantastically corrupt". Read more »
South Africa: Where Is the Mandela Quote in the Most-Liked Tweet Ever From?
A tweet by former US president Barack Obama in response to violence in the US town of Charlottesville has become the most-liked tweet in Twitter's history. Read more »
Nigeria: Does Nigeria Have the World's Most Girls Out-of-School, As Activist Malala Claimed?
Celebrated girls' rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria where she called for a state of emergency on education. Does she get full marks for her claim that the country… Read more »
Kenya: The Presidential Debate That Wasn't - Did Odinga Get His Facts Straight?
Despite being much-anticipated, Kenya's presidential frontrunners kept the country guessing whether they would pitch for a debate broadcast live . We examined 3 claims by the main… Read more »
South Africa: Does 1 in 5 South African Kids Skip Breakfast, As an Ad Said?
Emphasising the importance of a healthy breakfast, a South African margarine brand claimed that one in five South African children don't eat one. 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 »
South Africa: Femicide - Three Numbers About the Murdering of Women Investigated
After the murder of young Johannesburg woman Karabo Mokoena (22) - allegedly by her ex-lover - the usual discussion about how to end femicide in South Africa followed. Africa Check… Read more »
South Africa: No Scientific Credibility to Claim That Vaping Is 95 Percent Safer Than Traditional Cigarettes
Tobacco smokers turn to battery-powered electronic cigarettes, some containing nicotine, in places where smoking is banned or to help them quit. Many believe "vaping" is much less… Read more »
Kenya: The Jubilee Party Manifesto - 4 Claims Fact-Checked
Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party is seeking a second term in a general election on August 8 2017. To bolster its case, on 26 June it released its manifesto. 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 »
Africa: WHO Figure Wrong - 11% of Births in Sub-Saharan Africa to Teens - Not 50%
Until Africa Check started looking into it, the World Health Organization said on the French version of their website that a startling half of births in sub-Saharan Africa are to… Read more »
South Africa: Are Fewer Than 6,000 Babies Born HIV+ Every Year, As Zuma Said?
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma highlighted the success of his administration's HIV policies in parliament recently. Does official data back up his claim that fewer than 6,000… 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 »
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