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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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