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A set of principles that would help distinguish good fact-checking from bad and the establishment of an informal International Fact-Checking Day are two ideas from the Third Global Fact-Checking Summit to be implemented over the next year.
An old rumour that a tetanus vaccine causing infertility in women is resurfacing, this time in West Africa. Vinayak Bhardwaj explains – as many others have over the last 20 years – why this claim is false and why it’s important to keep debunking it.
Have you heard of the country called Africa? It’s home to the world’s ‘rape capital’, a place where you can’t drink the tap water, the people are drunkards and teenage pregnancy is increasing. (Except none of it is true.)
Africa Check is working with US fact-checking site Politifact to investigate claims made in Africa and around the world about potentially life-changing health and development topics. Peter Cunliffe-Jones explains.
Is South Africa currently experiencing the worst drought in 23, 30 or 34 years? What caused it? And how will we know when it’s officially over? Lebohang Mojapelo answers some of the most frequently asked questions about South Africa’s drought.
Maps influence the way we understand the world. The most common map projection is a relic from the Euro-centric colonial days – and as a result Africa appears smaller than it actually is. Adi Eyal explains.
The Pulitzer Center and the School of Mass Communications at the University of Lagos co-hosted a unique journalism workshop at the end of November in Lagos that offered 55 professional journalists and 48 students insights and tips about current property rights issues, fact-checking, data journalism, and investigative reporting.