A “fact-based” account has Twitter talking about South Africa’s education system. But do its claims add up?
A recent newspaper editorial claimed the “gross over-population” of Nigeria’s prisons was because about 70% of inmates “have never been convicted of any crime”. Is this correct?
Alarmed about what it said were rising suicides in Africa’s most populous country, a national newspaper in Nigeria attributed it to every fifth adult being chronically depressed.
In a recent tweet, South Africa’s Road Traffic Infringement Agency wrongly claimed that 47% of road traffic deaths were pedestrians.
How much water does South Africa consume on average? And how does it compare to international standards? We looked at the best available evidence.
A South African newspaper claimed that the country is ranked third after the US and Russia for serial murders and rapes… but the data’s not convincing.
A major national daily said that South Africa spends seven times more per head on healthcare than Nigeria. But the latest available data shows the difference has narrowed.
A South African mayor got his numbers wrong on US aid to South Africa. But could aid be withdrawn if property rights are violated?
Pushing back against US President Donald Trump’s allegedly disparaging comments against their compatriots, a diaspora group said Nigerians in the US top the education charts. Does the evidence support this?
Employment figures are an important measure of a country’s economic health. Were people right to question the unemployment rate for Nigeria in a widely-shared tweet?