Nigeria: Tracking the State of Nigerians' Health Over 10 Years
Has the health of Nigerians improved over the last decade, at least according to eight key indicators? We examined the trends revealed by a series of major surveys. Read more »
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 »
Nigeria: Does Nigeria Have 23% of World's Malaria Cases, As an Insecticide Maker Claimed?
In recent years, major insecticide brand Mortein is highly visible in anti-malaria campaigns in Nigeria. It often partners with state governments and agencies. Read more »
South Africa: Zuma's Broken Promise - Mpumalanga High Court in SA Not Yet Completed
A parked bulldozer and piles of sand awaited Africa Check when we went to verify whether President Jacob Zuma has kept his promise of a high court for Mpumalanga. Read more »
Nigeria: Number of Out-of-School Children in Nigeria Didn't 'Drop' to 8.7 Million Under Buhari
Keen to show that her boss put more children back in school, an aide to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari tweeted an infographic showing the number of out-of-school children in… Read more »
Africa: Factsheet - Africa's Single Air Market - Getting From a to B Without Going Via Z
Eligible airlines will be allowed to transact their business in the region unfettered, or so the latest Pan-African agreement says. Africans hope it gets off the ground this time. Read more »
Nigeria: Did 'At Least 50,000' Nigerians Die From Terrorism in 2017?
Attacks linked to Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have claimed more than 120 lives this year, sparking reprisal attacks in what is seen as a struggle for resources. Read more »
South Africa: The Flaw in SA's 'Real' Matric Pass Rate Figure (As Calculated By the EFF & DA)
After the release of South Africa's official matric pass rate of 75.1%, two different and much lower "real" matric pass rates were shared by political parties. Read more »
December 18, 2017
South Africa: #5facts - Getting Around in South Africa
As South Africans gear up to hit the road for the holidays, here are #5facts about the country's roads and transport trends. Read more »
December 11, 2017
South Africa: Handwashing 101 - Dettol's Disease-Busting Claims Under the Microscope
Just how likely are you to avoid diarrhea or the flu by regularly washing your hands? And how big a toll does diarrhea take among the very young? Read more »
December 07, 2017
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 »
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 »
November 29, 2017
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 »
November 27, 2017
Africa: Anti-Poverty Group Misleads With Patchwork of Data On Women's Education in Africa
Anti-poverty campaign group ONE is shining a spotlight on 10 countries, nine of them in Africa, where girls find it "toughest" to get an education. But does the data bear this out? Read more »
November 23, 2017
Zimbabwe: It's Dr. Dre's Mansion - Not Mugabe's 'Blue Roof' House, Citizen Newspaper
Drawing on a story by the UK's dubious Daily Mail, Citizen newspaper in South Africa reported about a "depressed" Mugabe being "cooped up" in his Harare home. 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 »
November 16, 2017
Africa: Goat Gives Birth to 'Human' Kids... for Real?
A photo of "human" kids delivered by a goat in Nigeria's Yobe state went viral on social media recently. In June 2017, a similar incident was reported in South Africa's Eastern… Read more »
November 15, 2017
Africa: Is SA 'Among the Top Six in the World' for Nuclear Medicine Ingredients?
South Africa's third energy minister for 2017 has high praise for the country's nuclear capabilities. Here's what we know about South Africa's contribution to nuclear medicine. Read more »
November 14, 2017
Ghana: Social Media's Favourite Little Boy 'Doing Wonderful'
The boy that took timelines by storm this time a year ago “is doing wonderful”. Read more »
November 01, 2017
Africa: Does Nigeria Have the Most People With Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa?
A top drug firm executive said Nigeria registers the most new cases of diabetes in the region and that 5 million people in the country are living with the disease. Do the claims… Read more »
October 25, 2017
Nigeria: No, #Nigeria Doesn't Have the World's Most Out-of-School Children - BBC Africa
Why does Nigeria have the highest number of children out-of-school in the world? BBC Africa asked this question on Twitter to introduce what it said was an investigation into the… Read more »
October 20, 2017
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 »
October 09, 2017
South Africa: No Way to Verify Whether 80 Percent of Same-Sex Marriages in SA Are By Afrikaans Speakers
One language group in South Africa seemed to have leapt at the opportunity to enter into same-sex marriages - if a version of Wikipedia is to be believed. Read more »
October 05, 2017
Nigeria: Does Nigeria's Yoruba Have the World's Highest Twin Birth Rate?
The idea that eating yams increases the chance of twins seems to be backed up by the high twinning rate in parts where the vegetable is popular. But it's not grounded in solid… Read more »
September 26, 2017
Nigeria: The Many 'Defeats' of Boko Haram
At the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly thanked the king of Jordan for donating military hardware to his country to… Read more »
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