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Wrong again: Fact-checking Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2021 state of the nation address

10th December 2021 When president Uhuru Kenyatta delivered his state of the nation address on 30 November 2021, he didn’t correct some inaccuracies Africa Check... 

Fact-checked: Six claims by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2021 national day speech

26th November 2021 In October 2021 Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta was in Kirinyaga county, about 100 kilometres northeast of the capital Nairobi, to mark Mashujaa –... 

National newspaper wrong on cardiovascular disease deaths in Nigeria

15th November 2021 Citing unnamed studies and researchers, a Nigerian daily newspaper attributed rising “sudden and unexplained” deaths in the country to... 

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Data doesn’t back media claim that Kenya has East Africa’s highest youth unemployment rate of 38.9%

11th November 2021 In early November 2021, Kenya’s judiciary said its website had been overwhelmed when more than 60,000 people applied for just 560 jobs.... 

‘Building better communities together’ – Fact-checking the African National Congress election manifesto

22nd October 2021 South Africans are set to vote for district, metropolitan and local municipal council representatives in the upcoming local government elections.... 

Kenyan billionaire Jimi Wanjigi wants to be president, but were his TV interview facts on the money?

21st October 2021 With less than a year to Kenya’s elections, controversial businessman Jimmy Wanjigi discussed his presidential ambitions at length for the first... 

‘A promise of more’ – Fact-checking claims made in the Democratic Alliance’s 2021 election manifesto

21st October 2021 In the upcoming municipal elections South African citizens will elect representatives for district, metropolitan and local municipal councils... 

’Land and jobs manje!’ Fact-checking promises in the Economic Freedom Fighters’ 2021 election manifesto

19th October 2021 In the upcoming municipal elections South African citizens will elect representatives for district, metropolitan and local municipal councils... 

Nigeria at 61: checking president Buhari's 2021 Independence Day claims

14th October 2021 On 1 October 2021 president Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigeria on the country’s Independence Day. This marked 61 years since Nigeria became a... 

Frozen out? Checking claims about women’s participation in Nigerian politics

6th October 2021 In a September 2021 opinion piece highlighting women’s exclusion from high-level politics in Nigeria, Nnedinso Ogaziechi made several claims. The... 

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