A South African political party leader’s incorrect claim that 13 million foreign-born migrants live in the country is in part based on a debunked claim shared by an investigative television show.
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The governor of Nigeria’s Kogi state recently said there was no working fire engine for the region’s 4.4 million people when he took office. We looked into this claim.
The Johannesburg local government in South Africa has started tweeting “healthy living” tips to its sizable audience. Here are two instances where it should have rather stuck to providing information about municipal matters.
Africa Check sorted fact from fiction in the tenth State of the Nation address South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma delivered.
At the opening of South Africa’s parliament, a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters party claimed that two ceremonial guards stationed at the doors “don’t belong” in the house and that no one with a criminal record may hold public office in the country. We scrutinised Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s claims.
Senegal has a better cardiologists-to-population ratio than countries like South Africa and Nigeria, a prominent Senegalese heart specialist said. We looked closely at the numbers.
The claim by a US senator that President Donald Trump’s memorandum to reinstate the so-called Mexico City policy “puts at risk 15 times more funding” is mostly correct.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta claimed that 1 police officer serves every 390 of his citizens, while the UN recommends 1 for every 450. We took on the case of checking whether this is correct.
South African pupils are “the most bullied kids in the world”, according to the country’s education minister. The Africa Check team sharpened their pencils to verify the claim.
South Africans drink, get behind the wheel and cause thousands of road deaths per year, the BBC recently highlighted. In fact, the country’s people drink on average the most of 53 African countries, data from the World Health Organisation shows.