SA’s latest quarterly crime statistics reveal where and how these crimes happen, but we must understand the data and trends in context.
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Bad maths, flawed sources and false claims: Kenya’s education minister, others get key education statistics wrong
Kenya's education sector is under the microscope following policy fumbles by officials. As the scrutiny intensifies, claims are being made.
According to Pioneers, one in two Nigerian youths is unemployed. But the company mangled the claim by using outdated sources.
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Kenya has many challenges when it comes to the quality of suicide data, including the lack of a suicide registry.
The ruling party is correct that unemployment has decreased for seven consecutive quarters, but there is more to the story.
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Does Nigeria have world’s highest unemployment rate? Several newspapers quote unreliable social media source
In August, a spate of media reports brought bad news for Nigerians – that they now had the highest unemployment rate in the world.
A number of sceptical readers asked us to take a closer look at pronouncements made by the president at the ANC’s review of its manifesto.
Scarce data is just one obstacle to combatting sexual violence.
A third of Kenya’s budget stolen? We checked former senator’s claim about much-travelled corruption statistic
Have Kenyan government officials been claiming for more than 20 years that a third of the Kenya's budget is lost to corruption? We checked.
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Independent Online recently made this eye-catching claim. Because data informs how resources are shared out, we took a closer look.