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Does a Nigerian lawmaker earn more than US President Donald Trump?

Does a Nigerian lawmaker earn more than US President Donald Trump?

By: Africa Check     20th October 2017 Terming it “strange, unthinkable and very disheartening”, the leader of a Nigerian pro-reform group castigated the “monumental” pay of the... 

Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

18th October 2017 More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu,... 

#5facts: The sad extent of suicide in South Africa

#5facts: The sad extent of suicide in South Africa

By: Africa Check     17th October 2017 A 19-year-old woman reportedly jumped to her death in the South African suburb of Braamfontein. Media reports suggest that the university student... 

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Zuma spy tapes decision

Zuma spy tapes decision

16th October 2017 Eight and a half years after the first application was brought to court, the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday finally ruled that the decision to... 

No way to verify whether 80% of same-sex marriages in SA are by Afrikaans speakers

No way to verify whether 80% of same-sex marriages in SA are by Afrikaans speakers

By: Africa Check     10th October 2017 More than a decade ago South Africa became the first African country to legalise same-sex marriages. But the bulk of these weddings take place... 

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

Do Nigeria’s Yoruba people have the world’s highest twin birth rate? (And are yams to blame?)

By: Africa Check     6th October 2017 Social media is full of interesting or quirky “facts” about Africa. Twitter account Africa Facts added one to the mix when it tweeted a claim about... 

Looking at the data: Lessons on good African governance

Looking at the data: Lessons on good African governance

By: In On Africa IOA     5th October 2017 Good governance policy and bad, irresponsible and autocratic governments all are analysed in a new compilation of major indexes and data gauging... 

Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making

Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making

By: In On Africa IOA     5th October 2017 It is essential that Africa’s data revolution be viewed as the joint responsibility of governments, international agencies, civil society and the... 

Do South African women earn 27% less than men?

Do South African women earn 27% less than men?

By: Africa Check     28th September 2017 “Women earn 27% less than men,” the South African distributor of Korean car maker Hyundai recently tweeted. Based on this disparity, Hyundai South... 

Lessons from the data: Five key business insights into Africa today

Lessons from the data: Five key business insights into Africa today

20th September 2017 More than just economic factors can and do affect a business climate. A compilation and in-depth assessment of major data and indexes gauging... 

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