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.
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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.
Nigeria’s health minister has claimed that at least eight in every 10 people in the country of an estimated 193 million lack access to oral health care services. What data is available shows a dire situation but is unfortunately too sparse to prove or disprove the figure.
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.
The “male stubborn and chauvinistic attitude” accounted for 78.4% of traffic deaths in the first 19 days of December 2016, South Africa’s minister of transport claimed. How did she determine that?
South African television programme Carte Blanche investigated the fraught journey to South Africa many Malawians experience. But their hard-hitting figure that “almost one-third of Malawi’s population” live in South Africa is completely off-point.
Cake was cut and songs were sung at South Africa’s ruling party’s 105th birthday celebrations on 8 January. This factcheck investigates six claims made in President Jacob Zuma’s speech.
It may have been listed as a “fun fact”, but the claim that Nigeria hosts more butterfly species than anywhere else is incorrect.
Did vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) cause several Indian girls’ deaths? As with many false claims, a blog post about this took a thread of fact and wove a blanket of misinformation.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s initial acceptance of his electoral defeat last week, before full results were out, was something that had “never happened elsewhere”, the head of Gambia’s election commission said. This claim is incorrect.