While backing president Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign, Nigeria’s information minister said that US$9.2 million found in a house could put up at least 774 health centres. Do his numbers add up?
Nairobi governor Evans Kidero claimed that when he was elected in 2013, he inherited a city that “never had” a development strategy before. But Africa Check counted several growth blueprints, though none were fully implemented.
In a series of tweets, the South African presidency presented governmental progress in celebration of President Jacob Zuma 75th birthday. Our readers voted for these 7 claims to be fact-checked.
Could dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt increase your risk of cancer? We put this alarming assertion under the microscope.
As part of his 2017/18 budget speech, Kenya’s cabinet secretary for the national treasury presented increases in electricity connections, power grid capacity, foreign direct investment and roads. We checked whether these claims add up.
A South African minister held that the country’s budget for higher education had “multiplied 6 times” under President Jacob Zuma. But treasury figures do not back this up.
As part of the inaugural International Fact-Checking Day, our partner PolitiFact examined the origins of a claim Facebook users reported as false.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga told Kenyans that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation speech did not depict the reality on the ground. Do his claims?
A Nigerian emir told elites to discourage early marriage, pointing to high rates of teen marriage and related pregnancy-risks. We checked whether these claims were spot-on or off the mark.
World Water Day was celebrated this week, placing the spotlight on the frugal use of this resource. It’s then worrying to report that the water records of most South African municipalities are inadequate.