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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”.... 

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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... 

Can Donald Trump Be Stopped?

Can Donald Trump Be Stopped?

3rd July 2017 It is so surprising indeed so intensely disturbing to so many Americans and citizens around the world about the steamrolling of now President... 

The Jubilee Party manifesto: 4 claims fact-checked

The Jubilee Party manifesto: 4 claims fact-checked

By: Africa Check     3rd July 2017 Kenya’s ruling Jubilee Party is seeking a second term in a general election on August 8 2017. To bolster its case, on 26 June it released its... 

Has Nigeria never allocated more than 30% of its budget to infrastructure projects?

Has Nigeria never allocated more than 30% of its budget to infrastructure projects?

By: Africa Check     30th June 2017 Looking to spur an ailing economy, Nigeria’s acting president recently signed the 2017 budget into law, following months of delay. The country last... 

The Supreme Court’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Is Terrifying

The Supreme Court’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Is Terrifying

30th June 2017 I’m a U.S. citizen. I’m also Muslim. And the Supreme Court decision on the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban scares me. In a June 26 ruling,... 

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