South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation Address was postponed for more than a week as the presidency changed hands from Jacob Zuma to Cyril Ramaphosa. How did Ramaphosa fare fact-wise in his maiden address?
Nigeria’s president is firmly back in the driving seat after two medical leaves of absence. Now mid-term, President Muhammadu Buhari has outlined his spending plans for 2018. But do his key claims add up?
In winning Nigeria’s 2015 election, President Muhammadu Buhari successfully cast himself as an anti-corruption crusader. But as our factsheet shows, Nigerians’ experience with everyday bribery shows he has his work cut out.
Nigeria’s government is looking to spend big on infrastructure. For funding, it is looking beyond its internal markets, but is it correct that the country has not borrowed in foreign markets since 2013? We did a bit of checking.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, while describing his government as a responsible borrower, said that any debt the country incurred had not been used to pay bills but to develop Kenya. Does the data bear him out?