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?