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.
A new report on corruption in Africa has found that South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria fared the worst out of 28 countries surveyed. But does this mean that South Africa is now “the most corrupt nation in Africa”, as some media have claimed?
South African students made history in October by forcing the government to put a moratorium on tuition fee increases for 2016. This means students should pay the same in 2016 as they paid in 2015. Here is a round-up of first-year fees.
The governor of Bungoma county said he had ordered a market survey of the price of stainless steel wheelbarrows after the county bought 10 for more than KSh1 million. Not to worry, governor Ken Lusaka, Africa Check did it for you.
South Africa’s minister of human settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, said housing delivery has almost halved over the last six years. Official statistics back this up, but their reliability has been questioned.
The leader of the official opposition in South Africa, Mmusi Maimane, has claimed that VIP security for the country’s cabinet exceeds the number of security personnel at its borders. But this is misleading.