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Checking three claims about Nigeria's ever-controversial fuel subsidy

29th June 2022 Nigeria’s petrol subsidy is feverishly debated, with the government caught between economic realities and political concerns.   The country is... 

South Africa ‘most dangerous country in the world to drive in’? Testing widely reported claim by driver education company

15th June 2022 Buckle up, South African TV channel eNCA told viewers in May 2022 as it reported a troubling statistic. “South Africa is the most dangerous country... 

Nigeria elections 2023: As president Muhammadu Buhari nears exit, has he kept his promises? We tracked 20 of them

14th June 2022 Nigeria’s election season is in full swing, with the main parties having nominated their flagbearers across the different levels of government.... 

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The last hurrah: Kenya’s president mangles the numbers in his final national day address – again

7th June 2022 Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta gave his final address on a national holiday as the country marked 59 years of self-rule after colonialism on 1... 

Nigeria spends more on national assembly than on education? Analyst gets it wrong

19th May 2022 Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is to step down after the February 2023 elections after serving his second and final term as an elected... 

Ruto on the campaign trail: Grading some of Kenyan deputy president claims about his record in office

13th May 2022 Kenyan deputy president William Ruto is campaigning for president ahead of August 2022 elections. Ruto seeks to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta... 

Are South African IDs ‘no longer considered secure because of Nigerian smugglers’? We asked embassies

10th May 2022 A Twitter account with more than 19 000 followers linked to Operation Dudula recently made a claim about the ability of South Africans to travel... 

Checking three claims by pro-Buhari group about outgoing Nigerian president’s record

4th May 2022 Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is set to step down in February 2023 after two four-year terms in office. His supporters have recently been at... 

As Kenya’s president eyes exit, we fact-checked his administration’s last budget speech

22nd April 2022 Kenya’s finance minister recently outlined the country’s spending plans in what was the final budget statement of president Uhuru Kenyatta’s... 

Online publication ties itself in knots in report on Nigeria’s debt profile

19th April 2022 As Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari prepares to leave office in early 2023, the country’s debt remains one of the most debated topics of his... 

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