How many people in the region don’t have safe water? Do Cape Town residents use it mainly for their pools and gardens? Do well-off Nairobians pay less for their water?
12 million jobs created in Nigeria’s rice production industry.
Source: Lauretta Onochie, aide to President Muhammadu Buhari (February 2019)
No data exists to support the claim.
81.8% of women in Nigeria wear wigs every day.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria survey (January 2019)
The survey sample was not broad enough to apply to all Nigerian women.
Three claims on government job creation programmes
Source: Finance minister Tito Mboweni (February 2019)
One correct, two unproven
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Kenya’s counties spent 87.3% of their entire budget on recurrent expenditure and 12.7% on development in 2017/18.
Source: President Uhuru Kenyatta (February 2019)
Counties spent 57.8% of budget on recurrent expenditure and 16.3% on development.
Three claims about school dropout rates, unemployment and land redistribution
Source: EFF's 2019 election manifesto
One correct and two incorrect
Nine claims ranging from diaspora remittances to the constitution, railways, electricity and Kenya’s development.
Source: Kenyan deputy president William Ruto (February 2019)
Three correct, two mostly correct, one exaggerated, one incorrect, one misleading and one unproven.
Eight claims by Nigeria's leading candidates for the presidency.
Source: Televised town hall meetings
A range of verdicts ranging from correct and incorrect to unproven.