New labour force numbers from Kenya’s national statistics office suggest unemployment is falling. How were they arrived at?
What is autism? What do we know about this developmental disorder in South Africa, and what is still unknown? One thing is for sure: it’s not caused by vaccines.
What are the symptoms of Lassa fever, how does it spread and when is a vaccine expected?
What do we know about wealth in South Africa? In this factsheet, we explain the different ways in which wealth can be measured and also present available data sources.
Why are so many Nigerian homes still in the dark despite far-reaching reforms? In this factsheet, we test the charge on Nigeria’s electricity challenge.
How big is South Africa’s middle class – especially its black component – and who belongs to it? Here are five main ways in which it can be measured.
What proportion of South Africans live in poverty? How are the numbers calculated? And who is most vulnerable? This factsheet presents South Africa’s official poverty estimates.
Has the health of Nigerians improved over the last decade, at least according to eight key indicators? We examined the trends revealed by a series of major surveys.
Eligible airlines will be allowed to transact their business in the region unfettered, or so the latest Pan-African agreement says. Africans hope it gets off the ground this time.
South Africa’s police service has released the country’s crime statistics for 2016/17. This factsheet provides a breakdown of the main crimes of public interest.