Emphasising the importance of a healthy breakfast, a margarine brand claimed that one in five South African children doesn’t eat one.
Poor work ethic as a distinctive feature of Botswana is challenged by the data.
In Kenya, six running-mates to presidential candidates were expected for a live debate at Nairobi’s Catholic University on 17 July. Only one took to the podium. Did Muthiora Eliud Kariara have his facts right? We checked.
The governor of Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state wants investors. One of his selling points is the state’s relative security, claiming that it is safer than 5 others. But is it?
Ahead of an August 8 vote, a survey on the impact of fake news on electioneering has been released. The authors say it is the first ever on the topic. Lee Mwiti had an early look at the report.
Relatively new to fact-checking, David Ajikobi joined 186 other delegates in Madrid, Spain, in early July for the fourth Global Fact summit. The peer discussions, fact-checking collaborations and new tools demonstrated recharged his fact-checking drive.
After the murder of young Johannesburg woman Karabo Mokoena (22) – allegedly by her ex-lover – the usual discussion about how to end femicide in South Africa followed. Africa Check vetted 3 figures used by a government minister.
Tobacco smokers turn to battery-powered electronic cigarettes, some containing nicotine, in places where smoking is banned or to help them quit. Many believe “vaping” is much less harmful than regular cigarettes – specifically on the back of a controversial report.
Kenya’s chief opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (Nasa) has released its manifesto, where it makes a number of claims. We zeroed in on five.