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Battle of the titans: Fact-checking arch-rivals in race for Nigeria’s presidency

15th February 2019 This week, Nigerians will elect a president. They are spoilt for choice: the official list has 73 names for the presidency, though some have since... 

‘A better life for all?’ Fact-checking the ANC’s 2019 election manifesto

11th February 2019 South Africa’s ruling political party, the African National Congress, launched its 2019 election manifesto last month. Taglined “a people’s plan... 

State of the Facts: Verifying Cyril Ramaphosa’s #SONA2019 claims

8th February 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his second state of the nation address in parliament on 7 February. It was also the fifth – and... 

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Has SA’s President Ramaphosa kept his 2018 State of the Nation promises?

6th February 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver South Africa’s annual State of the Nation address tomorrow night in Cape Town. And Africa Check will... 

No, 60 days of the ‘average’ Kenyan wage won’t buy you a new iPhone XS

5th February 2019 If the average Kenyan wants to buy a snazzy new iPhone XS smartphone, they’ll have to stop paying all other living expenses for 60 days, a story by... 

Did President Museveni get his facts right about Uganda’s development?

1st February 2019 Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has made big strides since 1986, President Yoweri Museveni said in a New Year’s Day message to the... 

Fact-checked: The ANC’s 2014 election manifesto promises

28th January 2019 South Africans have been urged to register to vote ahead of the country’s national and provincial elections. Africa Check will be fact-checking... 

Have ‘hundreds’ of kids drowned in school pit latrines in South Africa?

25th January 2019 Thousands of people gathered in South Africa’s Soweto township in December 2018 for the Global Citizen Festival, a celebration of the hundred years... 

Nigeria #Debate2019: Did presidential candidates get their facts straight?

24th January 2019 With only weeks to Nigeria’s 2019 elections, campaigning is at fever pitch. It has not been without drama. On 19 January 2019 the first... 

Yes, teenagers account for 10% of deliveries in South Africa, but not half the maternal deaths

23rd January 2019 Many of the mothers who die during or shortly after childbirth are teenagers, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government’s head of health said... 

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