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No proof for ‘12-million jobs’ in Nigeria’s rice industry, as presidential aide claimed

19th March 2019 Rice has become a staple food in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country, making the industry a priority for governments wanting to improve their... 

Does South Africa’s finance minister have his job creation numbers right?

14th March 2019 In a speech peppered with biblical quotes and many tales about plants, finance minister Tito Mboweni outlined his budget for South Africa on 20... 

The jewel in the crown: Lagos governor hopefuls fact-checked

8th March 2019 Nigerians again hit the polling booths on 9 March 2019, this time to vote in governors and state assemblies. To help inform voters, The City that... 


How Kenyatta mangled his numbers on Kenyan counties’ development spend

6th March 2019 Unsmiling and flanked by county governors, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered striking Kenyan nurses back to work, as he pushed back against their... 

‘Our land and jobs now!’ Fact-checking the EFF’s 2019 election manifesto

4th March 2019 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a South African political party, launched its election manifesto on 2 February 2019 in the country’s Gauteng... 

Kenya’s Ruto at Chatham House: verifying the deputy president’s London speech

25th February 2019 Deputy president William Ruto has become the latest notable Kenyan politician to speak at London’s Chatham House, where he highlighted the... 

Battle of the titans: Fact-checking arch-rivals in race for Nigeria’s presidency

15th February 2019 This week, Nigerians will elect a president. They are spoilt for choice: the official list has 73 names for the presidency, though some have since... 

‘A better life for all?’ Fact-checking the ANC’s 2019 election manifesto

11th February 2019 South Africa’s ruling political party, the African National Congress, launched its 2019 election manifesto last month. Taglined “a people’s plan... 

State of the Facts: Verifying Cyril Ramaphosa’s #SONA2019 claims

8th February 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his second state of the nation address in parliament on 7 February. It was also the fifth – and... 

Has SA’s President Ramaphosa kept his 2018 State of the Nation promises?

6th February 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver South Africa’s annual State of the Nation address tomorrow night in Cape Town. And Africa Check will... 

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