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GhanaFact Fact Check: Mahama’s claim on Ghana’s debt-to-GDP ratio in a BBC interview


Elections & political parties

GhanaFact Fact Check: Election 2020 – Which candidates can get a refund of their nomination fee?


Crime & justice

SAPS Second Quarter Crime Statistics 2020/2021

Crime statistics compiled by the South African Police Service (SAPS) which cover 21 crime categories including murder, sexual offences, assault and robbery. The statistics reveal changing trends in reported crimes and allows for comparisons between provinces and police stations.



SAHPRA Press Release: Update on the use of ivermectin in the prevention or treatment of COVID-19



Agriculture in Africa 2019: Special Report (Oxford Business Group)



World Bank: Agriculture, forestry, and fishing, value added (% of GDP)

An analysis and visualisation tool that contains, among other data, a collection of time series data on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. The dashboard includes information on the share of agricultural land, rural population and employment in the agricultural sector. You can submit your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): Top 10 Country Production of Yams

A global database compiled by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, which includes information on crops, animals, inputs, trade, land, fertilisers and pesticides among other information.


Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics Report Q3 2020 (Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics)

Published by the National Bureau of Statistics, the Quarterly Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics reports provide detailed information on the country's agricultural exports. 


Sex & gender

World Health Organization: Disease burden and mortality estimates 2000-2016

WHO’s Global Health Estimates provide the latest available data on causes of death and disability globally, by WHO region and country, by age, sex and by income group. 

These estimates are produced using data from multiple sources, including national vital registration data, latest estimates from WHO technical programmes, United Nations partners and inter-agency groups, the Global Burden of Disease and other scientific studies. Before publishing, the GHE are reviewed by WHO Member States via consultation with national focal points and WHO country and regional offices. 

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