The Obama administration's Power Africa aims to make power easier to get in places like the Alexandra township in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Jon Greenberg)

Launching PolitiFact Global News Service

The new feature on our website will focus on claims about global health and development in partnership with Africa Check. Today, we launch with a pair of fact-checks -- including a Pants on Fire! claim about Zika -- and a story explaining the problems with Africa’s electrical grid.

The Latest from PolitiFact

Pants on Fire!

Expert: 'Absolutely untrue'

 Viral image
Viral image

"Bioweapon! Zika virus is being spread by GMO mosquitos (sic)"

— PolitiFact Global News Service

Mostly True

Less worry, but concerns remain

 Bono
Bono

"People think AIDS is done -- it’s not done."  

— PolitiFact Global News Service

False

15 states have AAA

False

The rates don't add up by a long shot

Mostly False

Deal not wholly to blame for lost jobs