Giving his second commemorative Democracy Day speech, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari listed several achievements of his government during the past three years in power. Do his claims tally?
South Africa spends three times more on education than Kenya
Alvin Botes, South African MP(May 2018)
If education budgets are compared as share of GDP, SA spends only 1.1 times more
The US gives South Africa R300 billion worth of aid
Tweet by Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip
US provided aid of R6.1 billion in 2017
Muhammadu Buhari is failing the country’s education sector, an adviser of the previous administration has charged. But do his claims make the grade?
Are the country’s legislators living luxuriously as the majority of citizens tighten their belts? We did the math.
To attract investors, Nigeria’s Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state’s governor’s account tweeted?
Nigeria’s much delayed 2017 budget has been signed into law, but is it the first time spend on development projects has reached 30%, as has been reported? We checked.
Until Africa Check started looking into it, the World Health Organization said on the French version of its 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.
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