The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World has responded to our fact-check of their claim that half of men and a third of women in South Africa smoke.
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Does being single kill faster than obesity? Can you sue over an opinion poll? Just how much does Nigeria owe China? Some claims push back at fact-checkers. Here’s why.
Don’t give up. You can’t check a claim about the future. False statements affect people’s lives. Fact-checking becomes addictive. Four new members of Africa Check tell us what they’ve learned this year.
Holidays mean rest, good food… and heated debates with family members. How do you set the facts straight and still keep your cool? Here are three tips.
Africa Check’s deputy editor in Kenya conducted three training sessions and participated in eight panels on fact-checking across East Africa in 2018. Here’s what Vincent Ng’ethe learned in turn.
We’re said to live in a post-fact world, where there are no longer any gatekeepers of truth. But it’s more a world of openly free-flowing fact and fiction, sorted by new and more transparent gatekeepers – the fact-checkers.
The director of the news agency African Daily Voice clarifies that his website is not responsible for several false stories that Africa Check have fact-checked.
ANALYSIS: What Transparency International’s perception index can tell us about corruption in Nigeria
Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan says corruption has worsened since Muhammadu Buhari took over, using the country’s rank on the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index as evidence. But what does the index really show?
Politicsweb has challenged the conclusion that the data needed to calculate a farm murder rate simply doesn’t exist by producing its own fact-check – complete with previously unseen data. But there are questions about where these numbers come from, and whether they’re credible.
There’s been no wedding. But comedian Eric Omondi says he’s already married, in Kenyan law, to fiancee Chantal Grazioli because they’ve been living together for more than six months. Does the law agree?