Senegalese media reported that 1,839 men and women from the West African country had been given asylum in Belgium between 2010 and 2014 on grounds of being gay. The numbers are rising but not that high.
The numbers of people seeking asylum in South Africa have declined dramatically over the last two years. But the country continues to be described as the largest recipient of asylum applicants in the world. How true is the claim? The data is flawed, inaccurate and sharply contradictory.