Omoyele Sowore is running on the ticket of the African Action Congress.
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Overstaffing and billions in salaries? Fact-checking viral claims about South Africa’s power utility Eskom
Is it true that the ailing power utility is overstaffed by 66%, costing billions of rands in excess salaries?
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Nigeria’s ruling party not solely responsible for rail development, as its presidential candidate claims
APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu says the opposition PDP didn’t pay a dime on railways, despite being in power for 16 years.
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South African social media users were quick to voice their suspicions when a tweet claimed 60% of their countrymates were debt-free.
Liberia peacekeeping ‘largest operation in Africa in the history of the UN’? Fact-checking prominent economist’s claims
Four years after exiting the west African country, the legacy of the United Nations Liberia mission continues to loom large.
Thousands of migrants have jobs in Eskom, Vodacom and South Africa’s government? No, viral message plain wrong
Harmful rumours about migrants from other African countries get attention on social media in South Africa.
The All Progressives Congress hopes to retain power in February polls. But several claims recently made by top party leaders didn’t add up.
A doctor in Nigeria says fewer than 60% of pregnant women in the country visit a clinic for vital pre-birth care. We examine four claims.
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The number of South African police is declining, but minister gets the figures wrong – and what they represent
Police minister Bheki Cele exaggerated how many police officers had left the force in the past decade. What else did he fudge?
Pet owners are responding to a home concoction shared on social media. But they are well-advised to steer clear.
While the country faced rising fuel prices and power cuts, South African members of parliament prepared to accept a salary increase.