South Africa’s #NationalShutdown: Beware misleading visuals circulating on social media
The Economic Freedom Fighters party was on Monday 20 March protesting a slew of grievances. But not all was what it seemed to be.
Kenya's public debt and revenue: How the data almost tripped up a leading African publication
An article in the Africa edition of the Conversation tackled Kenya’s revenue crisis. But it wasn’t entirely on the money.
Debating the state of the nation: South African MPs' claims about crime, education, service delivery and more scrutinised
We checked seven claims made during the 2023 state of the nation debates.
Super-benefits of humble charcoal? Beware of dangerous claims in widely shared Facebook posts
Activated charcoal is one of the most medicinal products you can have at home, according to social media posts. Are these claims true?
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#NigeriaDecides2023: Eight types of disinformation to watch out for on election day and how to debunk them
On 25 February 2023 Nigerians will elect a new president. We look at what to expect, as disinformation has been a part of the campaigns.
#NigeriaDecides2023: How old – or young – are the candidates? Where are the women? And who has a PhD? What the data shows
Nigeria’s electoral commission recently released data on the 2023 general election candidates. We took a closer look.
#NigeriaDecides2023: 10 disinformation trends in election season
Africa’s most populous country holds general elections in February 2023. We've spotted 10 types of false information.
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