Until Africa Check started looking into it, the World Health Organization said on the French version of their website that a startling half of births in sub-Saharan Africa are to teen mothers.
Nigeria’s Democracy Day speech: Fact-checking sovereign savings, rice imports & infrastructure spend
In celebration of Democracy Day on 29 May, the country’s acting president reassured Nigerians that promised change is on the way. He also listed several achievements, of which we checked out 3.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma highlighted the success of his administration’s HIV policies in parliament recently. Does official data back up his claim that fewer than 6,000 babies are born HIV+ every year?
Africa’s population is expected to grow substantially by 2050. But will it outpace the combined populations of China and India?
Children as young as 2 in Kenya are having marijuana blown into their faces and ears as a supposed cure for measles. Does it work? Africa Check cleared the smoke.
South Africa’s police minister tweeted that the search for missing persons could be eased if people knew the IMEI number of their loved ones’ cellphones. What is this number and can it be used to help find missing persons, even when their phone is off?
Raila Odinga, Kenya’s main opposition candidate, claimed that foreign maize farmers are benefiting at the expense of Kenyan growers following a food crisis. We weighed up the evidence.
A South African activist said in radio interview that a quarter of girls and 17% of boys would be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. This turned out to be an underestimate.
Two years ago Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress government assumed office on the back of promises of change. Are they being met halfway into the president’s tenure?
Unemployment remains a challenge to most African governments. Kenya’s no less, but debating solutions should rest on accurate information.