A minister and adviser to Senegal’s President Macky Sall told viewers on New Year’s Eve that a new train service the government is planning will be the first modern electric train in sub-Saharan Africa. The claim is wrong.
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.
President Jacob Zuma claimed recently that more than a million South African households have been connected to electricity over the past five years. But, as Africa Check found, the source for the claim is unclear and numbers provided by different government departments vary significantly.