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How safe is South Africa over December? The bad news is that cases of armed robberies, burglaries, murder, attempted murder and serious assault tend to increase markedly over the festive season.
The runner-up of the first African Fact-Checking Awards recently spoke at an international conference in Mozambique about the challenges of investigating Zambia’s mining industry.
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.
On a trip to Buenos Aires and Nairobi, Africa Check’s executive director experienced first-hand how fact-checking is growing in Latin America and Africa.
Recently we teamed up with Lawyers for Human Rights to host a live Twitter Q&A session about the new Zimbabwean Special Dispensation permit (ZSP).
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.
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.
The panic over Ebola is more dangerous than the disease itself. And it is not likely to kill you. Take this from a self-confessed germaphobe.
When news websites appropriate news photographs as catch-all illustrations they lie to their readers and show contempt for news photographers.