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#NigeriaDecides2023: Ruling APC party chiefs fall flat with TV claims about the economy

14th September 2022 Nigeria’s election campaign season only officially begins 28 September 2022, but political parties are already in top gear in the race to win over... 

The number of South African police is declining, but minister gets the figures wrong – and what they represent

5th September 2022 With crime statistics from April to June 2022 showing increases in multiple crime categories, South Africa’s policing system has been under sharp... 

No publicly available data supports claim that 80% of women who give birth at South African hospital are undocumented Zimbabweans

26th August 2022 In August 2022 Phophi Ramathuba, the government’s head of health in South Africa’s Limpopo province, caused a stir when she was recorded... 


No, South African MPs are generally not paid less than their international counterparts

16th August 2022 How much South Africa’s top government officials earn is always a hot topic. Amid rising inflation, fuel price hikes and rolling electricity... 

Jury still out on how much South Africa loses to corruption every day

3rd August 2022 “Over R800-million per day is lost to corruption, nationally,” claims a June 2022 tweet posted by South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA)... 

From no-shows to walk-outs: Fact-checking Kenya’s presidential candidates debate

29th July 2022 Only two of Kenya’s four presidential candidates faced debate moderators, with only days to the country’s much-anticipated 9 August general... 

Battle of the deputies: Fact-checking claims from Kenya’s presidential running mate debates

26th July 2022 Ahead of the 9 August general election, Kenya’s four running mates took to the lecterns to promote their agendas in nationally televised debates.... 

How much schooling time did South Africa’s kids lose to Covid? Probably a year

15th July 2022 The Covid pandemic affected nearly all aspects of life in South Africa, including education. In March 2020, shortly before the country first went... 

#OsunDecides2022: Did debating governor hopefuls in Nigerian state get their facts right?

13th July 2022 Osun state voters will in a few days elect a governor, picking from a slate of 15 candidates. The state is in southwest Nigeria and has a... 

Monkeypox does not spread faster in men who have sex with men – virus spreads through contact

11th July 2022 In May 2022, an outbreak of the disease monkeypox was detected in several European countries where it was not endemic, or frequently detected.... 

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