Raila Odinga, Kenya’s main opposition candidate, claimed that foreign maize farmers are benefiting at the expense of Kenyan growers following a food crisis. We weighed up the evidence.
A South African activist said in radio interview that a quarter of girls and 17% of boys would be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. This turned out to be an underestimate.
Two years ago Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress government assumed office on the back of promises of change. Are they being met halfway into the president’s tenure?
Unemployment remains a challenge to most African governments. Kenya’s no less, but debating solutions should rest on accurate information.
South Africa’s housing minister claims that her department delivers 1,200 houses per day. Departmental statistics suggests it’s a third of that.
The head of Africa at the World Economic Forum recently said that only about 20% of Africans have access to electricity. We pulled the data.
William Ruto is keen to highlight the ruling party’s record as polls near. Do his claims add up? We checked
The South African Rooibos Council has claimed that rooibos tea has a specific ingredient which helps reduce levels of stress hormones, assisting people to lose weight. Are there studies to support such a conclusion?
A South African community newspaper has claimed only car accidents and murder kill more young people in the country. The data doesn’t support the claim.
Nigeria’s government is looking to spend big on infrastructure. For funding, it is looking beyond its internal markets, but is it correct that the country has not borrowed in foreign markets since 2013? We did a bit of checking.