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Kenya Elections

Kenya: After an attack on Ruto’s motorcade, are 2022 polls shaping up to be violent?

On 10 November, the campaign motorcade belonging to Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto was attacked in Kisumu, a western county on the shores ... of Lake Victoria. It was a bad day for Ruto who had just had a smooth run across the country for weeks, in his quest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. However, the blame game that followed amongst the political class and security organs could threaten peace for a country that has known its fair share of deadly election aftermaths.

Customers are served inside the Safaricom mobile phone customer care centre in the central business district of Nairobi

How has Africa’s mobile money market adapted to the pandemic? 

Covid-19 led to widespread regulatory limits on mobile money transaction fees to boost financial inclusion through the pandemic. How have the ... controls impacted mobile money operators, which earn 80%+ of revenues from transaction fees? It looks like the controls are here to stay in some countries. In others, like Tanzania, Vodacom and Airtel successfully lobbied to remove a mobile money tax.