The murder of a university student in South Africa has led to national soul searching and debate over violence against women. Africa Check summarises the available research on the issue.
70% of Nigerian children not registered
Source: Various media reports
According to the latest survey, 53.1% of Nigerian children under five are not registered with civil authorities.
In Kenya, 49% of new HIV infections occur among adolescents.
Source: Johnson & Johnson tweet (5 June 2019)
New HIV infections in adolescents accounted for 16%, not 49% of the national total
Two claims about N-Power, a Nigerian government job-creation and skills-building programme.
Source: Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Nigeria (August 2019).
Both claims are unproven.
Nairobi accounts for 45% of Kenya’s gross domestic product
Source: The Guardian, UK (5 August 2019)
Nairobi’s GDP contribution averaged 21.7% from 2013 to 2017
Two claims on the value of Kenya’s forestry sector
Source: Senator Susan Kihika (July 2019)
One unproven, one correct
We tracked seven promises South Africa’s ruling party made in its 2014 election campaign five years ago, based on their potential impact on people’s lives and the data available. Only one was kept.
You are four times more likely to have your gun used against you than be able to use it successfully in self-defence.
Source: Gun Safe Cities, July 2019
There is no recent, reliable data on the topic.
Four claims about waste and population in Nigeria
Source: The Guardian newspaper, Nigeria (May 2019)
Two unproven, one mostly correct and one incorrect