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The man who debated himself: 2 claims by Kenya presidency hopeful rated

The man who debated himself: 2 claims by Kenya presidency hopeful rated

By: Africa Check     21st July 2017 Ahead of Kenya’s general election in early August, eight TV stations and over 30 radio stations got together to organise a series of debates for... 

Social media: Voice of the LGBT community

Social media: Voice of the LGBT community

20th July 2017 A furore broke out in March, when several LGBT Youtube vloggers and artists complained that their content is being censored by the video-sharing... 

Is oil-rich Rivers state safer than Lagos, Kano & 3 others as its governor claimed?

Is oil-rich Rivers state safer than Lagos, Kano & 3 others as its governor claimed?

By: Africa Check     20th July 2017 The governor of Nigeria’s Rivers state is wooing investors. As part of Nyesom Wike’s pitch, he insists that his administration’s investments in... 

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Lessons learnt from international public-private partnerships to facilitate Africa’s unemployment

Lessons learnt from international public-private partnerships to facilitate Africa’s unemployment

14th July 2017 Youth unemployment is a well-documented and growing concern in South Africa and compounds increasing frustrations with the quality of education in... 

Femicide in SA: 3 numbers about the murdering of women investigated

Femicide in SA: 3 numbers about the murdering of women investigated

By: Africa Check     13th July 2017 South Africans “must be extremely worried” about the number of women being murdered in the country, Minister Nathi Mthethwa told a femicide imbizo... 

The story of the phenomenal life of Ray Phiri still needs to be told

The story of the phenomenal life of Ray Phiri still needs to be told

13th July 2017 To this day, I have a very clear recollection of the very first time that I met Ray Chikapa Phiri. The year was 1989 and I was a Senior Reporter on... 

No scientific credibility to claim that vaping is 95% safer than traditional cigarettes

No scientific credibility to claim that vaping is 95% safer than traditional cigarettes

By: Africa Check     11th July 2017 South Africa’s advertising watchdog ordered electronic cigarette seller Twisp to pull a radio ad saying its products are “95% safer than smoking”.... 

Water shortages in Cape Town are here to stay. What the city can learn from others

Water shortages in Cape Town are here to stay. What the city can learn from others

7th July 2017 Water access is a key challenge for urban futures. In cities like Cape Town, population growth and rising affluence, place increasing demands on... 

Fact-checked: 5 claims in Kenya Nasa opposition manifesto

Fact-checked: 5 claims in Kenya Nasa opposition manifesto

By: Africa Check     7th July 2017 It’s promises season in Kenya, as the country looks to a general election on 8 August. This week we fact-checked the ruling Jubilee party’s... 

New leadership for a new African future – Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya’s First Lady

New leadership for a new African future – Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya’s First Lady

5th July 2017 Africa’s sustainability and human development largely depends on the continent’s natural resources. However, the beginning of the 21st century saw... 

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