Africa Check is an independent organisation that fact-checks claims by public figures to keep debate honest.
A non-profit organisation set up in 2012 to promote accuracy in public debate and the media in Africa. The goal of our work is to raise the quality of information available to society across the continent.
Devised by the non-profit media development arm of the international news agency AFP, we are an independent organisation with offices in Johannesburg, Dakar, and London, producing reports in English and French testing claims made by public figures, institutions and the media against the best available evidence.
Since 2012 we have fact-checked hundreds of claims on topics from crime and race in South Africa to population numbers in Nigeria and fake health cures in countries around Africa.
In addition to South Africa and Senegal, we work in countries including Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Our work is published and discussed in media across the continent.