2018

We received over 150 entries from more than 20 countries, from Ethiopia, Nigeria and Egypt to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Winner of the student category Moussa Ngom and runner-up of best fact-check Jason Norwood-Young at the 2018 African Fact-checking Awards held at Wits University. Picture: Kabi Motlau.

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2017

18 November 2017: Keymote address and awards ceremony held at Wits University Great Hall. Picture: Daylin Paul.

In 2017, we received a record number of applications – 159 entries from 25 countries – from Ethiopia and Egypt in the north to South Africa and Zimbabwe in the south, before entries closed on 31 August.

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2016

After reviewing 130 entries from 22 countries the judges selected the following:

Anderson Diédri (French winner), Arison Tamfu (English winner), Dayo Oketola (runner-up), Phathizwe Mongezi Zulu (runner-up) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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2015

After entries from more than 50 journalists in 15 countries, the jury selected the below winners and runners-up:

Winner of 2015 African Fact-Checking Awards Benjamin Ezeamalu
Winner Benjamin Ezeamalu (middle), with Robert Holloway, director of the AFP Foundation, editors of Africa Check, and Peter Cunliffe-Jones. Photo: AFP/KAREL PRINSLOO

Winner

  • Best fact-checking report: Ben Ezeamalu, Premium Times, Nigeria

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2014

In our inaugural year, we received entries from more than 40 journalists across 10 countries.

Edem Srem receives his certificate from Africa Check chair and AFP Foundation Director, Robert Holloway
Edem Srem receives his certificate from Africa Check chair and AFP Foundation Director, Robert Holloway

Winner

  • Edem Srem & Gifty Andoh Appiah, independent film-makers, Ghana

Runners-up