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An Italian politician claimed last year that Boko Haram controlled 60% of Nigerian territory and that “the remaining part [of the country] is Ebola”. Readers of Pagella Politica, Italy’s largest fact-checking website, voted the claim the “Whopper of 2014”.
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.