An opposition candidate recently claimed Nigeria generates less electricity now than it did at the end of military rule. The ruling party challenged observers to check the facts. Africa Check did, and found he was wrong.
The South African government recently claimed that young black women make up 37.5% of unemployed South Africans aged 15 to 34, and white men 31.5%. But it is really 49.1% and 1.1%.
Is a child raped every three minutes in South Africa? The claim has been doing the rounds since 2009 but the data is flawed.
No other country has given people houses free of charge because they are poor, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma recently claimed. He is wrong.
In South Africa at least 5,000 people are killed on the country’s roads every year. Or is it closer to 14,000? Or more than those dying of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, as has been claimed?
A Nigerian professor has claimed that eye drops made from an extract of the bitter kola tree can treat glaucoma. The evidence is questionable.
The size of South Africa’s civil service has increased dramatically in recent years. But are there really more civil servants in SA than in the United States, as has been said? The claim is false.
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has claimed that more than 13,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency. The claim is broadly correct.
Estimates of Zimbabwe’s unemployment rate range wildly from 4% to 95%. Why is the data so unreliable? We dissected it.
Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille believes President Jacob Zuma has set back the fight against HIV/AIDS far more than his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki. But the evidence shows otherwise.