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Buhari’s 2018 Democracy Day speech: 7 main claims under scrutiny

Buhari’s 2018 Democracy Day speech: 7 main claims under scrutiny

By: Africa Check     30th May 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari gave his second Democracy Day speech on 29 May 2018 to commemorate Nigeria’s return to civil rule in 1999. Buhari... 

Apartheid’s long shadow still falls across our schools

Apartheid’s long shadow still falls across our schools

29th May 2018 One of the biggest tragedies of the dysfunction in the South African school system is that it is black children who suffer disproportionately. In a... 

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

By: Africa Check     23rd May 2018 Nigeria’s fight against tuberculosis (TB) suffered a setback when a laboratory that analysed TB samples burned down in March 2018. Nigeria’s junior... 

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Ramaphosa’s New Dawn

Ramaphosa’s New Dawn

16th May 2018 Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of SA on Thursday 15 February and delivered his first state of the nation speech (SONA) on 16 February where... 

Claim that malaria kills 756,000 Nigerian children each year incorrect

Claim that malaria kills 756,000 Nigerian children each year incorrect

By: Africa Check     16th May 2018 Malaria is rife in Nigeria where about a quarter of global malaria deaths occur annually. But does it take the lives of over 756 000 Nigerian... 

The Land Question – The Ingonyama Trust Controversy

The Land Question – The Ingonyama Trust Controversy

11th May 2018 In November 2017, a High-Level Panel (HLP), appointed by the Parliamentary Speakers’ forum, and under the leadership of former President Kgalema... 

Yes, South Africa spends as much on VIP protection & security as on land reform

Yes, South Africa spends as much on VIP protection & security as on land reform

By: Africa Check     9th May 2018 Compensation for land has “never in fact been prioritised in national budgets previously”, Gwen Ngwenya, the head of policy for the Democratic... 

Experiencing Cote d’Ivoire

Experiencing Cote d’Ivoire

8th May 2018 This opinion piece is written by Nompendulo Mkatshwa In January 2017 I set off from Johannesburg, South Africa to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Even... 

Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2018 State of The Nation Address fact-checked

Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2018 State of The Nation Address fact-checked

By: Africa Check     3rd May 2018 Following a drawn-out re-election in 2017 Uhuru Kenyatta is keen on refocusing the national agenda on development. His national address looked... 

Refund our money from the Arms Deal

Refund our money from the Arms Deal

25th April 2018 Accountability Now, the NGO known for its corruption busting activities, has written to Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, suggesting that cabinet... 

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