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Ukraine – The Second Iron Curtain

7th March 2022 This coming Saturday marks exactly 76 years since Winston Churchill made his ‘iron curtain’ speech. On 5 March 1946, visiting Fulton in Missouri as... 

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Fact-checked: Viral social media posts about Russia, Ukraine and Africa

By: Africa Check     4th March 2022 On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded its neighbour, Ukraine. The ensuing conflict, which has captivated the world, has seen hundreds of civilian... 

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Verifying Nigeria ICT head’s claims about sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy before and during president Buhari’s term

By: Africa Check     2nd March 2022 For Nigeria to succeed in a digital 21st century it must adopt fifth generation - or 5G - network technology, according to Kashifu Abdullahi, the... 

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Foreign nationals’ kids born in South Africa can be denied citizenship, but foreigners may work in government

By: Africa Check     1st March 2022 Is South Africa not obliged to grant citizenship to children born to foreign nationals in South Africa? That’s the claim minister of home affairs... 

Treasury must take on the task of ensuring the greatest value for money in terms of delivering on overall policy objectives.

25th February 2022 Producing a budget in a country with interest groups as divergent as ours is a difficult task. This week’s budget was a fine example of National... 

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Nigerian online publication botches Kenya’s China debt numbers, but is right about port seizure warning

By: Africa Check     24th February 2022 Ahead of Kenyan general elections set for August 2022, public debt is a concern. Some analysts predict political risk could weigh down efforts to... 

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Better roads not reducing traffic deaths in Nigeria, as presidential hopeful claimed

By: Africa Check     22nd February 2022 With Nigeria’s next general elections scheduled for February 2023, Bola Tinubu, a prominent leader in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC),... 

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SoNA – But can we implement?

17th February 2022 As far as the economy goes, last week’s State of the Nation address (SoNA) dealt primarily with structural reform in sectors like electricity,... 

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Fact-checked: South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s 6th state of the nation address

By: Africa Check     16th February 2022 South Africa’s 2022 state of the nation address (Sona) was different, with president Cyril Ramaphosa forced to deliver it from the Cape Town city... 

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Fact-checking 7 claims about Nigeria’s ‘unemployment capital’

By: Africa Check     15th February 2022 “A calamity has befallen our state, Imo has collapsed under Hope Uzodinma,” said a January 2022 statement from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),... 

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