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.
Africa’s population is expected to grow substantially by 2050. But will it outpace the combined populations of China and India?
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.
South Africa’s housing minister claims that her department delivers 1,200 houses per day. Departmental statistics suggests it’s a third of that.
The head of Africa at the World Economic Forum recently said that only about 20% of Africans have access to electricity. We pulled the data.
Nigeria’s government is looking to spend big on infrastructure. For funding, it is looking beyond its internal markets, but is it correct that the country has not borrowed in foreign markets since 2013? We did a bit of checking.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, while describing his government as a responsible borrower, said that any debt the country incurred had not been used to pay bills but to develop Kenya. Does the data bear him out?
Nairobi governor Evans Kidero claimed that when he was elected in 2013, he inherited a city that “never had” a development strategy before. But Africa Check counted several growth blueprints, though none were fully implemented.