September is Heart Awareness Month in South Africa, aiming to focus attention on cardiovascular disease. But could it be South Africa’s leading cause of death?
Kenya’s freshly elected representatives are full of plans and promises. Nairobi governor Mike Sonko pledged to improve health standards, saying mothers and newborns have a higher chance of dying in childbirth in his county than a far flung rural one.
The City of Cape Town municipality is battling to bring down water use during a protracted drought. Are residents in formal housing the biggest culprits?
Debating a motion of no confidence, a senior leader of the ruling African National Congress party highlighted several accomplishments attained under their watch. Was Minister Nathi Mthethwa spot on?
Celebrated girls’ rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria where she called for a state of emergency on education. Does she get full marks for her claim that the country has the most out-of-school girls globally?
At a press conference about South Africa’s National Health Insurance, the country’s health minister again said that private healthcare serves only 16% of the population. But his claim is misleading.
Despite being much-anticipated, Kenya’s presidential frontrunners kept the country guessing whether they would pitch for a debate broadcast live . We examined 3 claims by the main candidate who did.
Emphasising the importance of a healthy breakfast, a margarine brand claimed that one in five South African children doesn’t eat one.
In Kenya, six running-mates to presidential candidates were expected for a live debate at Nairobi’s Catholic University on 17 July. Only one took to the podium. Did Muthiora Eliud Kariara have his facts right? We checked.
The governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state wants investors. One of his selling points is the state’s relative security, claiming that it is safer than 5 others. But is it?