With a week to go before polling, Nigeria’s election commission has announced a six-week delay in voting. Africa Check looks at the issues at stake in what has been called the most closely contested election to date in the Fourth Republic.
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 African National Congress has been in power in South Africa for twenty years. In the run-up to the May 7 election, it says it has a “good story to tell” about its performance over that period. This is the first of two reports evaluating key claims.
In the run-up to South Africa’s May 7 election, the Democratic Alliance pushed out a steady stream of “fast-facts” and statistics highlighting its performance in the Western Cape. This is the second of two reports evaluating key claims.