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Nigeria presidential candidate misses mark with claim about country’s ‘illegal’ 2023 budget

By: Africa Check     8th November 2022 Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari tabled his last budget in October 2022. He will step down after elections in February 2023. At N20.5 trillion... 

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Key interventions needed to facilitate youth employment

7th November 2022 Street entrepreneurship eases the burden of unemployment in countries across Africa, and should be encouraged by government and society. This... 

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Overstaffing and billions in salaries? Fact-checking viral claims about South Africa’s power utility Eskom

By: Africa Check     4th November 2022 South Africa’s State-owned power utility Eskom is never far from public attention due to debilitating countrywide electricity blackouts that began... 

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Africa is not yet free until Western Sahara is free

4th November 2022 The people of Western Sahara deserve to have their voices heard. Allowing and opening up democratic processes is the only way in which the will of... 

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Nigeria’s ruling party not solely responsible for rail development, as its presidential candidate claims

By: Africa Check     3rd November 2022 The sole credit for developing Nigeria’s railway system goes to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), claims Bola Tinubu, the party’s... 

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The End of Cadre Deployment?

2nd November 2022 Corruption, incompetence, patronage and misgovernance were never official policies of the governing ANC, but cadre deployment, which was and still... 

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60% of South African consumers debt free? Popular Twitter account mangles study findings

By: Africa Check     1st November 2022 According to a September 2022 tweet from Africa Facts Zone, 60% of South African consumers were living debt free in 2021.  Given unemployment in... 

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Assessing the impact climate change will have on service delivery in South Africa

31st October 2022 Will community service delivery be affected by climate change in the near future? Youth leaders in Mbombela debated how municipal service delivery... 

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Corruption and consequences

31st October 2022 Once a year, usually in August, I do an update on the fight against corruption. This year I delayed it because the head of the National Prosecuting... 

A risky basic income grant could come with some nasty surprises

A risky basic income grant could come with some nasty surprises

25th October 2022 The net result of introducing a BIG will be higher taxes, slower growth and less employment. Like the February budget, Wednesday’s medium term... 

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