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Did historic court ruling wipe out nearly $1-billion from Kenya’s stock exchange?

Did historic court ruling wipe out nearly $1-billion from Kenya’s stock exchange?

By: Africa Check     20th September 2017 The surprise decision by Kenya’s top court to annul the presidential election cost the stock market billions of shillings, deputy president William... 

South Africa must modernize its manufacturing industry to mutually benefit from its partnership with China

South Africa must modernize its manufacturing industry to mutually benefit from its partnership with China

19th September 2017 South Africa (SA) has long endured an unequal trade partnership with China that has significantly impacted its manufacturing sector. China on the... 

Africa’s landlocked countries’ perpetual disadvantage

Africa’s landlocked countries’ perpetual disadvantage

19th September 2017 Africa’s 17 landlocked countries have built-in geographic disadvantages that contribute to poor performances in economic, social and even political... 

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Does Africa only have 3 facilities to repair aircraft?

Does Africa only have 3 facilities to repair aircraft?

By: Africa Check     14th September 2017 Located in Nigeria’s northern heartland, the state of Kaduna aims to boost its economy by attracting more investors. One way it wants to do this is... 

The other set of numbers

The other set of numbers

14th September 2017 The numbers occupying centre stage at the moment are which candidates are nominated by how many branches in the ANC leadership contest.  That can... 

Do only 14% of South Africans read books?

Do only 14% of South Africans read books?

By: Africa Check     11th September 2017 “Do you know that reading statistics show that only 14% of South Africans are readers of books?” South Africa’s basic education minister said in a... 

Mayor’s claim – undocumented foreigners make up 80% of Joburg inner city – ‘absurd’

Mayor’s claim – undocumented foreigners make up 80% of Joburg inner city – ‘absurd’

By: Africa Check     8th September 2017 The mayor of Johannesburg does not mince his word when it comes to the state of the inner city. Herman Mashaba has often spoken of his plans to... 

Can the 'Township Economy' be liberated?

Can the 'Township Economy' be liberated?

8th September 2017 Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy. This characterises living conditions in the majority of South Africa’s townships.... 

Do 45% of Nigerian women get married before their 18th birthday?

Do 45% of Nigerian women get married before their 18th birthday?

By: Africa Check     7th September 2017 Though the legal age of marriage is supposed to be 18 years, 45% of Nigerian women are married before then, US-based online publication Sahara... 

No – heart disease is not SA’s leading cause of death, as Health24 tweeted

No – heart disease is not SA’s leading cause of death, as Health24 tweeted

By: Africa Check     6th September 2017 UPDATE: After we published this report, Health24 responded, saying that their statement was “definitely incorrect”. “While we acknowledge that the... 

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