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FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

By: Africa Check     27th October 2017 In mid-October 2017, a “Walk for Freedom” was organised in Cape Town, South Africa, by international anti-slavery organisation A21. Close to 1,000... 

 Latest stats show police losing the war on violent crime – IRR analyst

Latest stats show police losing the war on violent crime – IRR analyst

24th October 2017 The IRR has warned that crime data released by the Minister of Police today show that the police are losing the war on violent crime in the... 

Looking at the data: Lessons on best African economic policy

Looking at the data: Lessons on best African economic policy

By: In On Africa IOA     23rd October 2017 More than the private sector, governments determine the success or failure of African economies. Government policies that propel economies toward... 

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Looking at the data: Lessons on best African social policy

Looking at the data: Lessons on best African social policy

By: In On Africa IOA     23rd October 2017 Poverty and a lack of individual rights has hindered social progress in Africa. However, some of the continent’s 54 countries have shown how to... 

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... 

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... 

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