A news report in South Africa has stated that a third of South Africans suffer from mental illnesses. But the claim is not entirely accurate.
Is the Nigeria’s oil rich “South South”, or Niger Delta region, the “epicentre” of vote-rigging in Nigeria? Voter turnout figures suggest that it is particularly exposed to electoral fraud.
The Nigerian newspaper Vanguard recently reported that Nigeria’s electricity tariff is the “lowest in Africa”. Is this true? And can electricity tariffs be compared across African countries?
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have made various claims about fuel levy figures for recent years. But they are out by huge margins.
Recent news reports suggested that Mpumalanga and Limpopo have the highest heroin use in South Africa. But the data used only relates to admitted patients.
Zimbabwe’s Registrar General recently advised women to avoid using contraceptives, linking their use to a higher incidence of cancer. His remarks were misleading and alarmist.
Does cancer kill more people in Africa than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids combined? No. Editors of a Channel 4 programme in the UK tell Africa Check they were wrong and are withdrawing the claim.