A top drug firm executive said Nigeria registers the most new cases of diabetes in the region and that 5 million people in the country are living with the disease. Do the claims get a clean bill of health?
The manager of a South African anti-human trafficking helpline made two claims about the number of slaves and ‘child prostitutes’ in South Africa. Africa Check investigated these startling claims.
Are the country’s legislators living luxuriously as the majority of citizens tighten their belts? We did the math.
A recent suicide of a university student in South Africa has put self-harm deaths back in the headlines. We look at 5 facts about suicide in South Africa.
One language group in South Africa seemed to have leapt at the opportunity to enter into same-sex marriages – if a version of Wikipedia is to be believed.
The idea that eating yams increases the chance of twins seems to be backed up by the high twinning rate in parts where the vegetable is popular. But it’s not grounded in solid evidence.
Highlighting the cost of invalidating the 8 August presidential election, Kenya’s deputy president quantified losses by a spooked stock market at KSh100 billion. Do his numbers add up?
To attract investors, Nigeria’s Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state’s governor’s account tweeted?