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Anim Van Wyk COMMENT: Searching for Africa Check

By Anim Van Wyk

Many readers locate Africa Check’s reports with search terms that are at times entertaining, revealing or downright bizarre. Anim van Wyk kept note.

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Edem Srem Trading Ghana’s water for gold

By Edem Srem

Edem Srem, winner of the first African Fact-Checking Award, reflects on “Trading Ghana’s Water for Gold”, an investigation into claims by Ghana’s government that they have curtailed illegal alluvial gold mining. The documentary was produced with Gifty Andoh.

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Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo COMMENT: No accurate statistics for corruption in SA

By Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo

Given the scourge of corruption in South Africa, it is critical that the police reported more detailed statistics on the various crimes that make up the catch-all “commercial crime” category.

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Georgina Alexander and John Endres COMMENT: The trouble with statistics in Africa

By Georgina Alexander and John Endres

Bad and incomplete data bedevils African statistics. Seventeen African countries have not conducted a census in the past decade and five have not done so in 20 years.

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