Nigeria: Nigerian Joblessness At All-Time High? Checking a Politician's Claims
Joining the presidential race, former Nigerian vice-president Atiku Abubakar took aim at the ruling party for what he said was its poor management of the economy. Read more »
South Africa: Does One SA Doctor Treat 4,000 Patients in Public Care, but Less Than 300 Privately?
Two claims on doctor-patient ratios in SA's public and private health sectors Read more »
Africa: Does South Africa Rank Third in the World for Online Crime, Losing R2.2bn a Year?
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Nigeria: Crisis in Nigerian Schooling? Grading Three Claims By Presidential Hopeful
Nigeria's education system is in crisis, presidential hopeful Donald Duke declared on his Facebook page @RealDonaldduke in July 2018. Read more »
Kenya: Guide - How to Use Your Right to Govt Information
Kenya's Access to Information Act of 2016 allows citizens to ask for and get information from the state and even private companies. We explain how to go about it - and how well it… Read more »
Nigeria: Grading Nigeria's Progress in Education
Do key indicators give Nigeria's education system a passmark? Our factsheet looks at the state of early childhood, primary and secondary education in the country. Read more »
Kenya: Do 8,300 Super-Rich Kenyans Own More Than the Rest?
8,300 Kenyans own more wealth than the rest of the population Read more »
Nigeria: Do 10 Nigerians Die From Cancer Every Hour?
In a story about a cancer screening event, a reporter in ThisDay newspaper claimed that “at least 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour”. Read more »
Kenya: Hit or Miss? 5 Claims By Kenyan Governors Fact-Checked
The heads of Kenya's counties, recently devolved units of government, have been taking stock of their gains and challenges. Do their claims make the grade? Read more »
South Africa: Are 57 Percent of South African Kids Raised Without Fathers?
57% of South African kids are raised without fathers Read more »
South Africa: Did the DA-led Western Cape Create '75% of all Jobs' in SA Last Year? 'Confusing' Claim Correct
UPDATE: This report was retracted on 25 June 2018 following concerns that important context had not been included. It has since been updated to include comment on the "confusing"… Read more »
Nigeria: Do 80% of Nigerians Lack Safe Drinking Water?
In one of his regular columns, veteran Nigerian journalist Dele Sobowale questioned whether his government was ready to provide for a growing nation. Read more »
Kenya: As Help From Cuba Arrives, Is There Only One Kenyan Doctor for Every 16,000 People?
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Kenya: Does SA Invest Three Times More in Education Than Kenya?
South Africa spends three times more on education than Kenya Read more »
Kenya: Little Evidence That 10,000 Children Abused By Sex Tourism
A report on the website of a large Kenyan TV station claimed that the children of Mtwapa, a coastal tourism town, were being sexually exploited. Read more »
Nigeria: Health Minister Quoted Outdated TB Stats for Nigeria, South Africa
Does Nigeria have the highest incidence of tuberculosis in Africa, as its junior health minister has claimed? New World Health Organisation estimates show it's South Africa with… Read more »
Nigeria: Claim That Malaria Kills 756,000 Children Annually Incorrect
Malaria is rife in Nigeria where about a quarter of global malaria deaths occur annually. But does it take the lives of over 756,000 Nigerian children under five every year? Read more »
Africa: Is Kenya's Pinnacle Tower Africa's Tallest Building? We'll Know in 2021
A business publication crowned a Nairobi construction project as the continent's highest skyscraper. Does the claim measure up? Read more »
Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta's 2018 State of The Nation Address Fact-Checked
Kenya’s President delivered his fifth state of the nation address to a joint sitting of parliament in Nairobi. But did his claims tally up? Read more »
Nigeria: Do 1-in-5 Nigerian Adults Suffer From Long-Term Depression?
Alarmed about what it said were rising suicides in Africa's most populous country, a national newspaper in Nigeria attributed it to every fifth adult being chronically depressed Read more »
Nigeria: The Ins and Outs of Deadly Lassa Fever
What are the symptoms of Lassa fever, how does it spread and when is a vaccine expected? Read more »
Nigeria: Nigeria Spends 5 Times Less Per Person On Healthcare Than South Africa
The Nigerian government has a “poor attitude” towards financing healthcare, a national newspaper stated recently. To make its case, it compared Nigeria’s health… Read more »
Kenya: Why Figures For Road Death Toll Vary
The answer to just how many people die on Kenya’s roads depends on who you ask. Read more »
Nigeria: Are Nigerian Immigrants Top of the Class in the U.S.?
Pushing back against US President Donald Trump's allegedly disparaging comments against their compatriots, a diaspora group said Nigerians in the US top the education charts. Does… Read more »
Nigeria: The Challenge of Keeping Nigeria's Lights On
Why are so many Nigerian homes still in the dark despite far-reaching reforms? In this factsheet, we test the charge on Nigeria’s electricity challenge. Read more »
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