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.
From calculating the size of a stack of R200 notes to measuring water-flow and counting cattle, Africa Check certainly covers the gamut. Researcher Gopolang Makou selects the facts that have kept her entertained and informed in 2016.
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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.
Did Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi REALLY wear a bullet-proof vest when he went to meet Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta this week. That is what was reported but is the image authentic? Africa Check investigated.
South African politicians defend Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir fleeing an International Criminal Court arrest warrant, saying the ICC is a bully and targets Africa. A human rights media trainer disagrees.