A “fact-based” account has Twitter talking about South Africa’s education system. But do its claims add up?
A recent newspaper editorial claimed the “gross over-population” of Nigeria’s prisons was because about 70% of inmates “have never been convicted of any crime”. Is this correct?
“One million” is the magic figure that surfaces whenever the Kenyan government, church or opposition figures plan events at Uhuru Park, the history-rich green space in the centre of Nairobi. But can it really fit such a big crowd?
Alarmed about what it said were rising suicides in Africa’s most populous country, a national newspaper in Nigeria attributed it to every fifth adult being chronically depressed.
In a recent tweet, South Africa’s Road Traffic Infringement Agency wrongly claimed that 47% of road traffic deaths were pedestrians.
How much water does South Africa consume on average? And how does it compare to international standards? We looked at the best available evidence.
A South African newspaper claimed that the country is ranked third after the US and Russia for serial murders and rapes… but the data’s not convincing.
A major national daily said that South Africa spends seven times more per head on healthcare than Nigeria. But the latest available data shows the difference has narrowed.
Different sources put Kenya road death toll between 3,000 and 13,000 lives lost per year. Why does it vary so much and which figure is most accurate?