The Democratic Alliance has its sight set on taking several municipalities from the African National Congress in South Africa’s upcoming local government election. Ahead of the election on 3 August, we weigh up key claims in their manifesto.
The governor of Kaduna state in Nigeria, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, told potential investors that the state has “all the data” to prove that it has more gold than South Africa. Where is it? Africa Check went looking.
South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma has defended his controversial appointment of Des van Rooyen as finance minister in December 2015 by saying he is “more qualified” than his predecessors. Is that true?
During a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari claimed militant Islamist group Boko Haram are “currently not holding any territory” in the country. Is that so?
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.
The Pulitzer Center and the School of Mass Communications at the University of Lagos co-hosted a unique journalism workshop at the end of November in Lagos that offered 55 professional journalists and 48 students insights and tips about current property rights issues, fact-checking, data journalism, and investigative reporting.