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42 - Africa Check

42 - Africa Check

“Had I not played the piano, things might have been very different.” Africa Check, founded in 2012, is the continent’s leading independent fact-checking organisation. Its mission is to promote accuracy in public debate and the media in key countries across Africa, as well as to foster a wider practice of fact-checking across the continent. It exists in the belief that people all over the world make decisions based on the best information available, and that misleading or false information makes for poor decisions. Africa Check currently operates offices in South Africa and Senegal and is soon to launch offices in Nigeria and Kenya. Its teams of researchers work from the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa and the EJICOM journalism school in Dakar, Senegal. Besides publishing reports, Africa Check trains and mentors other media in fact-checking and runs the African Fact-Checking Awards. Peter Cunliffe-Jones is the founder and execu