Mark Anderson

Nairobi Bureau Chief, The Africa Report

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The Africa Report
10/01/2017
Raila Odinga: Back in the game

After the annulment of the 8 August election gave Raila Odinga a last chance to shine, battle lines have been drawn along reform of the electoral process

The Africa Report
09/01/2017
Big data: The hunt begins

Streams of consumer data are showing banks where the money is. But, as the beneficiaries of the mobile boom, telecom companies have much more info about customers. Can the banks catch up?

The Africa Report
07/01/2017
The fight of a lifetime

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is pulling out all the stops to beat opposition leader Raila Odinga in the 8 August election. Fears are mounting that violence could erupt, especially around local contests

The Africa Report
07/01/2017
The next billion

Google knows the power of round numbers: as the American tech pioneer marks 10 years in Africa it also hit 1 million participants in its Digital Skills for Africa programme. The Africa Report examines why training is a key strategy for reeling in new continental internauts

The Africa Report
06/01/2017
The eastern gateway

Nairobi is coming of age as a crossroads between new investors and old money. But mounting pressure on infrastructure and a lack of housing must be addressed

The Africa Report
05/01/2017
Getting owned

For all the goodwill generated by star start-ups like M-Pesa and M-Kopa, Kenyan innovators are still selling out to foreign money too early. Major players in the tech scene are trying to change this

The Africa Report
06/01/2017
Campaign season

Despite the government’s low tolerance for dissent, Rwanda’s political opposition parties are slowly gaining momentum, emboldened by the country’s need to keep foreign aid flowing. The ruling party is trying to address the country’s economic problems with infrastructure to boost export industries

The Africa Report
04/01/2017
Nasa prepares for lift-off

The architect of Kenya’s new opposition coalition, Musalia Mudavadi, is confident about his alliance. However, the road to August’s national elections looks arduous

The Africa Report
06/01/2017
Louise Mushikiwabo: 'Democracy is in crisis'

While global debates about democracy rage, Rwanda’s foreign minister is trying to calm tensions in the neighbourhood and get the best out of an economically prosperous East African Community

The Africa Report
03/01/2017
Bob Collymore: M-Pesa has room to grow

Building on the success of its lending model and branching into e-commerce, Collymore has a long list of plans for Kenya’s pioneering mobile money platform

The Africa Report
12/01/2016
Breaking barriers

At a time when cracks are showing in some other customs unions, the East African Community is going from strength to strength. Intraregional trade is booming and joint infrastructure projects are underway. However, deep-rooted concerns about Kenyan dominance continue to plague its rival Tanzania

The Africa Report
12/01/2016
The backyard bonanza

The East African Community is moving in the right direction, but the bloc’s member states are distracted by their own private agendas

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