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Nation Newsplex wins Africa fact-checking award

Nation Newsplex beat an Africa-wide field to win top honours in the African Fact-Checking Awards held on Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The data journalism desk of the Daily Nation won the English-language 2017 African Fact Checking Award for its ‘Before you vote’ series, which fact-checked the claims made by election candidates prior to the general election of August 8, 2017.

From May to August 2017, Nation Newsplex checked claims that politicians made in public, most during public rallies. Through factchecking, Newsplex revealed it was not true that the Kilifi County had received more than Sh40billion from the national government over four and a half years, as President Kenyatta had claimed during a campaign rally.

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Nation Newsplex wins Africa fact-checking award

Fast-rising Nathaani tops final leg of Nation Circuit

An excellent opening nine score saw youngster Ishaan Nathaani beat 73 other golfers, to claim the overall title in the final leg of Nation Golf Circuit at par-71 Eldoret Golf Club at the weekend.

Playing off handicap 25 which was later chopped to 22, Nathaani made a double bogey at the par three-second hole, but parred three holes for an impressive 22 points.

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Fast-rising Nathaani tops final leg of Nation Circuit

NMG partners with Elgon Kenya to educate farmers

Elgon Kenya Ltd, an agri-inputs firm, signed a partnership with Nation Media Group (NMG) to promote crop and animal health through Seeds of Gold and online platforms. Through the platforms, farmers will be able to ask questions on crop production, animal health and farm chemicals and get timely advice.

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NMG partners with Elgon Kenya to educate farmers