Ahead of Youth Day on 16 June, the South African government has approved a new National Youth Policy. We took a look at some of its key claims on crime and health topics. This is the second of two reports.
Ahead of the country’s national Youth Day, held each year on 16 June, the South African government has approved a new National Youth Policy. We took a look at some of its key claims about unemployment and education. This is the first of two reports.
Zimbabwe is often reported to have the highest adult literacy rate on the continent. A recent news article claimed that 90% of the population is literate. The data does not back up the claims.
South African President Jacob Zuma claims that 34% of households had access to electricity in 1994. Available data, some of it from his own office, suggests he is wrong. By 1994 it was about 50%.
Nigeria’s first lady has claimed that 70% of the ministers serving in her husband’s cabinet are women. But their share is less than half that.
South African government minister Jeff Radebe has written a detailed article defending President Jacob Zuma’s achievements. We fact-checked the claims.
Nigeria’s first credible opposition party – the All Progressives Congress (APC) – has positioned itself as the face of change ahead of the March 28 presidential election. Is its vague rhetoric based on evidence? In the second of two pre-election reports, Africa Check investigates.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has ruled for 16 years since Nigeria returned from military to civilian rule. Has it set the country on a path to progress, as it claims?