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.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga told Kenyans that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation speech did not depict the reality on the ground. Do his claims?
World Water Day was celebrated this week, placing the spotlight on the frugal use of this resource. It’s then worrying to report that the water records of most South African municipalities are inadequate.
The office of a US senator cited articles about Nigeria and Malawi as proof that more than two-thirds of American aid to developing countries is stolen. While theft is real there is no evidence that it is on the scale that senator Rand Paul asserted.
During a recent US-Africa forum in New York, United States president Barack Obama said that all of Africa produces about as much as France. We crunched the numbers to check if he is correct.
South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, recently claimed that the country has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world and that young people make up the majority of the unemployed. Both these claims are correct.
A number of small studies have been conducted in African countries on the effect of menstruation on girls’ school attendance. But the situation across the continent remains unknown.
A recent report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that there are more than a million asylum seekers in South Africa, and that the country is home to the highest number of unresolved asylum cases in the world. But the figure is based on a flawed reading of the available data.