Nigeria’s government is looking to spend big on infrastructure. For funding, it is looking beyond its internal markets, but is it correct that the country has not borrowed in foreign markets since 2013? We did a bit of checking.
Agitating that #DataMustFall, some have claimed that South Africans spend close to a quarter of their income on data. But surveys from South Africa’s national statistics agency and the University of Cape Town tell a different story.
Holding up to scrutiny the claims made by leading figures and institutions, such as the Institute for Race Relations (IRR), is the basis of a healthy democracy. And it is worrying to suggest otherwise.
News media have claimed that protests have nearly doubled in South Africa since 2010. But limitations in the way police record incidents such as protests mean their data cannot be used to substantiate the claim.