Were 800,000 cows from northern Nigeria “poisoned” with the cowpox virus in 2019? Is cowpox life-threatening, and can you get it from eating beef – or even from living cows? We debunk a scary Facebook post.Researched by Eileen Jahn
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How many people live with HIV in Africa?
An estimated 25.7 million people in the World Health Organization’s Africa region lived with HIV (regardless of whether they had developed symptoms of Aids) in 2018.
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African Fact-checking Awards 2019
We’ve announced the winners & runner-ups - here are the fact-checks for this year’s awards!