Election Tracker

Choose a country below for our election observing insights

Gun trouble in the green city in the sun

Gun trouble in the green city in the sun

Kenya: the arms race Kenyan authorities are grappling to answer the question of how large numbers of illegal firearms have ended up in civilian hands Referred to as the “green city in the sun”,...

A long and winding road

China: the special relationship Economic and political ties between Africa and China have led to infrastructural development on a monumental scale but their roots go back millennia No one knows...

Digital jump

Digital jump

Kenya: leading in IT innovation M-Pesa money transfer service has led the way to better, faster business By Mark Kapchanga Before 2007, Dickson Rono would rely entirely on Kenya’s slow, cumbersome...

Land grabs and muggers

Land grabs and muggers

Surging crime and broken dreams reveal the underbelly of this rapidly expanding east African capital Michael Mwaura graduated from the University of Nairobi’s School of Business in 2009 and within...