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Current partners

Africa Check depends on the support and assistance of our key partners, our funders and our allies in the media and civil society. These include:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is guided by the belief that every life has equal value and works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Ejicom is a leading school of Higher Education in Journalism, Communication and Digital Media. Based in Dakar, Senegal and founded in 2011, Ejicom trains journalism students in high-level media skills, focusing on innovation in digital and new media. It is a pioneer in the field in francophone sub-Saharan Africa.


Fojo Media Institute

Fojo Media Institute is Sweden’s leading centre for professional journalism training and international media development support, with a mission to strengthen free, independent and professional journalism. Fojo is an independent institute at Linnaeus University with a mandate to support journalists and media development in Sweden and globally. For more than 45 years, Fojo has held mid-career training for Swedish journalists and, since 1991, has been engaged in international media development.


KAS Media Africa

KAS Media Africa, the Sub-Saharan Media Programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, believes that a free and independent media is crucial for democracy. It is committed to the development and maintenance of a diverse media landscape on the continent, the monitoring role of journalism and ethically based political communication.



Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation focused on empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies. It was established in 2018 by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities in more than 100 countries, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education. They have provided funding since 2013.

RAITH Foundation

The RAITH Foundation, a privately funded grant-maker, is not politically affiliated and does not raise funds from the public. The foundation’s area of focus is on the systemic injustice and unfairness that prevails in South Africa, for which it seeks effective and lasting solutions.

Ronald W Naito MD Foundation

The Ronald W Naito MD Foundation continues Dr Ron Naito’s legacy of compassionate healing by supporting nonprofit organisations that are strengthening, protecting, and transforming our communities and our planet. Its grants support organisations working all over the world to mitigate climate change, reduce health disparities, and build communities that are socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. The foundation also supports Oregon-based arts and education initiatives, particularly those focused on under-resourced communities.

Standard Bank

Standard Bank is a financial services provider with a 154-year history in South Africa. It currently operates in 20 countries on the African continent as well as in other selected emerging markets.

WITS Journalism

The Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, located in Johannesburg, is one of the leading centres for the teaching of journalism in South Africa.

Founding partner


AFP has been integral to the establishment and growth of Africa Check since our inception in 2012. AFP is a global news agency covering the events shaping our world from conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,300 staff spread across almost every country, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages.