FACTSHEET: Nigeria’s matriculation results between 2010 & 2016

Data on Nigeria’s matriculation examinations has been released for the first time in 7 years. Which state had the most applications? Where were more women admitted to tertiary institutions than men? This factsheet summarises the trends.

Bank notes in naira, dollars, euros and pounds are pictured in Lagos in January 2016. Photo: AFP/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

FACTSHEET: Nigeria’s numerous dollar exchange rates

In Nigeria,  government intervention in the foreign exchange market has led to numerous dollar exchange rates. Africa Check counted at least eight – there’s even one for pilgrims.

FACTSHEET: Inequality in South African cities

In 2012, Africa Check found that Cape Town had the lowest inequality – by a small margin – of South Africa’s metros, as measured by the Gini coefficient. This factsheet is an update and attempt to highlight the complexity of ranking South African cities’ high inequality rates.

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GUIDE: How to spot fakes and hoaxes online

The Internet is awash with fakers. Re-publishing or re-posting their online content hurts the credibility of those who fail to ask the right questions. This guide provides tips on verifying content found online – a helping hand in spotting the fakes and hoaxes first.

GUIDE: Understanding and reporting on opinion polls

Never take the findings of an opinion poll for granted. Not all opinion polls and surveys are created equal and journalists should always interrogate the findings and question how a poll or survey was done. This guide examines the questions that should be asked.

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