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Do just 700 000 public workers gobble up half of Kenya’s taxes, as Ruto said?

Do just 700 000 public workers gobble up half of Kenya’s taxes, as Ruto said?

By: Africa Check     14th December 2017 Kenya’s public wage bill is stubbornly defying government efforts to rein it in, a frustrated-sounding Kenyan deputy president William Ruto said.... 

Handwashing 101: Dettol’s disease-busting claims under the microscope

Handwashing 101: Dettol’s disease-busting claims under the microscope

By: Africa Check     11th December 2017 When we talk about the spread of disease, coughs and sneezes immediately come to mind. Yet one of the major ways diseases spread happens when we... 

Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

By: Raymond Suttner     11th December 2017 Although the year has not yet ended we can say it has been marked by a series of crises. What is troubling is that there is no sense that these... 

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Electricity and Mining

Electricity and Mining

8th December 2017 Ernest Hemingway might have been writing about Eskom’s decline when he explained how bankruptcy happens. ‘Two ways … Gradually and then suddenly’,... 

#5facts: Water in South Africa

#5facts: Water in South Africa

By: Africa Check     7th December 2017 While residents in South Africa’s economic capital of Johannesburg seek shelter from current rains, Cape Town residents are being pressured to... 

Crunch time

Crunch time

By: News24Wire      7th December 2017 In ten days’ time the result should be known – who will be the new president of the ANC? The party’s elective conference starts on 16 December at... 

Africa’s Top 10 most food-secure countries

Africa’s Top 10 most food-secure countries

By: In On Africa IOA     5th December 2017 Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral... 

Hit or miss? Taking stock of 5 claims in Buhari’s 2018 budget speech

Hit or miss? Taking stock of 5 claims in Buhari’s 2018 budget speech

By: Africa Check     30th November 2017 Nigeria’s lawmakers are debating President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018 spending plan. Buhari unveiled his proposed budget in early November 2017, as he... 

Djibouti welcomes India: the strategic motivations for India’s visit

Djibouti welcomes India: the strategic motivations for India’s visit

By: In On Africa IOA     29th November 2017 The newly elected Indian president’s visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia is indicative of India’s readiness to develop closer economic and strategic... 

Anti-poverty group misleads with patchwork of data on women’s education in Africa

Anti-poverty group misleads with patchwork of data on women’s education in Africa

By: Africa Check     27th November 2017 To highlight the difficulties women worldwide face in trying to get an education, anti-poverty campaign group ONE recently published a report... 

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