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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... 

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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,... 

No future for Africa without planning – urban planning that is

No future for Africa without planning – urban planning that is

29th June 2017 Groaning under the weight of unplanned growth, African cities struggle to be habitable. Taking urban planning seriously will become vitally... 

Radical Economic Transformation has its roots in the Freedom Charter

Radical Economic Transformation has its roots in the Freedom Charter

27th June 2017 This piece by Cyril Ramaphosa was first published on ANC Today The ANC’s programme of radical economic transformation has its roots in the Freedom... 

98% of South African Airways’ spending didn’t go to white-owned companies

98% of South African Airways’ spending didn’t go to white-owned companies

By: Africa Check     27th June 2017 South Africa’s police minister has accused South African Airways (SAA), the country’s national airline, of being guilty of a “despicable crime... 

Are 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states behind on pension payouts?

Are 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states behind on pension payouts?

By: Africa Check     26th June 2017 For ensuring the welfare of pensioners in their states, the Nigerian Union of Pensioners presented 6 governors with excellence awards at the end of... 

The Revolutionary Mining Charter is irrational and divisive

The Revolutionary Mining Charter is irrational and divisive 

23rd June 2017 On June 15, 2017, the Mineral Resources Minister announced to South Africa and the whole world the birth of the Reviewed Broad-Based Economic... 

WHO figure wrong: 11% of births in sub-Saharan Africa to teen mothers – not 50%

WHO figure wrong: 11% of births in sub-Saharan Africa to teen mothers – not 50%

By: Africa Check     22nd June 2017 The World Health Organization has withdrawn the claim from their French website as a result of this fact-check. “The 50% is definitely wrong, and... 

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