Would the amount saved from keeping the country’s pump prices artificially low be enough to build a new 650,000-barrel-a-day oil refinery ev...
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Vaping 95% less harmful than smoking and the most effective way for smokers to quit? Here’s what the research says about popular claims
E-cigarettes continue to be a source of heated debate. We looked at two claims about vaping carried by a South African media outlet.
South Africa ‘most dangerous country in the world to drive in’? Testing widely reported claim by driver education company
“Staggering” and “frustrating” were just two of the words Zutobi used to describe the country’s road safety. But did its evidence make the g...
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Nigeria elections 2023: As president Muhammadu Buhari nears exit, has he kept his promises? We tracked 20 of them
20 promises graded, 3 Kept, 8 In progress, 9 Broken
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As he eyes the exit door, Uhuru Kenyatta is keen to highlight his achievements after nine years. Did his Madaraka Day claims stack up?
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With Nigeria set to hold elections next year, the search for a new president is gathering momentum. But does a claim about the current leade...
Ruto on the campaign trail: Grading some of Kenyan deputy president claims about his record in office
William Ruto hopes to be president come August 2022. We fact-checked some of the claims he’s made on the campaign trail.
Do more than half of Nigerians have Covid-19 antibodies, as newspaper claimed? Study didn’t quite say that
An analysis by Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper said over 50% of the country’s people have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus and survived.
Are South African IDs ‘no longer considered secure because of Nigerian smugglers’? We asked embassies
Anti-immigrant groups in South Africa are prone to making unsubstantiated claims. We looked at one in a long list of many.
The Buhari Media Organisation has made claims about president Muhammadu Buhari government’s efforts. But do they all add up?
Proposed new regulations to control current and future pandemics are set to replace the Covid-19 state of disaster’s emergency measures.
A popular Facebook page, Facts SA, made an interesting claim about nutrition. But on this one, its “facts” were a little bloated.