After the murder of young Johannesburg woman Karabo Mokoena (22) – allegedly by her ex-lover – the usual discussion about how to end femicide in South Africa followed. Africa Check vetted 3 figures used by a government minister.
Tobacco smokers turn to battery-powered electronic cigarettes, some containing nicotine, in places where smoking is banned or to help them quit. Many believe “vaping” is much less harmful than regular cigarettes – specifically on the back of a controversial report.
Kenya’s chief opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (Nasa) has released its manifesto, where it makes a number of claims. We zeroed in on five.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is up for re-election in next month’s poll. Do some of the claims made in his party’s new manifesto add up?
Nigeria’s much delayed 2017 budget has been signed into law, but is it the first time spend on development projects has reached 30%, as has been reported? We checked.
A South African minister’s claim that the national airline spends just 2% on black-owned companies caused a stir. This report presents the facts.
For decades, the plight of retired people in Nigeria has been dire. Pensioners have died while queueing for their cheques while many don’t receive them at all. Are most of Nigeria’s states presently indebted to retirees, as a union official said?
Until Africa Check started looking into it, the World Health Organization said on the French version of its website that a startling half of births in sub-Saharan Africa are to teen mothers.
Nigeria’s Democracy Day speech: Fact-checking sovereign savings, rice imports & infrastructure spend
In celebration of Democracy Day on 29 May, the country’s acting president reassured Nigerians that promised change is on the way. He also listed several achievements, of which we checked out 3.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma highlighted the success of his administration’s HIV policies in parliament recently. Does official data back up his claim that fewer than 6,000 babies are born HIV+ every year?