Spot Check

The week that was: Refugees in Uganda, cost of data, #socialgrants & Kenyan police

The top official of an international charity said Uganda received more refugees daily at the end of 2016 than many wealthy European countries did the entire year. Do the numbers add up?

Did Uganda receive more refugees daily in 2016 than many European nations did the whole year?

Do cellphone data costs gobble up nearly 25% of South African’s income? The claim is still incorrect.

No, South Africans don’t spend ‘almost 25% of monthly income’ on data

We fact-checked ourself: South Africa pays out 17.2 million social welfare grants to 10.6 million people.

CORRECTION: SA pays out 17.2 million social welfare grants to 10.6 million beneficiaries

With elections five months away, President Uhuru Kenyatta has been keen to highlight his record in keeping Kenyans safe. But the numbers he uses still don’t add up.

Kenyatta’s numbers on Kenyan police to civilian ratio still don’t add up