South Africa’s minister of human settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, said housing delivery has almost halved over the last six years. Official statistics back this up, but their reliability has been questioned.
Former member of parliament, Andile Mngxitama, made several claims about race, poverty and inequality in South Africa in a recent article on behalf of the Black First Land First movement. Africa Check found three to be in the right ballpark, while two were incorrect.
The last government left the country with a 7 trillion naira deficit, the head of Nigeria’s Transition Committee was reported as saying. But the claim does not add up.
After the US president urged that gay and lesbian people be treated equally under the law in Africa, media reported that same-sex relations are illegal in 36 Africa states. Is this correct?
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.