Kenya's president delivered his fourth state of the nation address in Nairobi. We fact-checked his claims. Researched by Lee Mwiti and Alphonce Shiundu
- Spot Checks:
- The week that was: Kenya’s State of the Nation Address, a diabetes ‘cure’ & Nigeria’s exchange rates
- The week that was: Refugees in Uganda, cost of data, #socialgrants & Kenyan police
- Kenyatta’s numbers on Kenyan police to civilian ratio still don’t add up
- CORRECTION: SA pays out 17.2 million social welfare grants to 10.6 million beneficiaries
The hardest part of fact-checking is finding sources of reliable data. Search below for links to data sources we have used in our research.
In South Africa, fake news websites are mushrooming. How do you recognise a fake news story and what can you do to stop these websites? Anim van Wyk provides some tips.
In an open letter to the South African president, one of the country’s big labour unions and an organisation representing African migrant communities called for the identification of areas where xenophobic attacks might occur. Migration expert Alexandra Hiropoulos introduces Xenowatch, a project aiming to provide the building blocks to do that.
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