Mark Kapchanga is a media and economic consultant. He is a columnist for China’s Global Times newspaper and a former senior economics writer for The Standard newspaper in Kenya. Before that, he worked for the Nation Media Group’s The East African covering Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. He intermittently corresponds for the South African publication Africa In Fact. Kapchanga holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Nairobi, an M.S.C. in Financial Economics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in business reporting.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015

A Kenyan Columnist’s Provocative Views on the Chinese in Africa

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
In Mark Kapchanga’s view, the West, particularly the media, really does not understand what the Chinese are doing in Africa. Kapchanga, a provocative Nairobi-based journalist and columnist, isn’t shy in arguing his case that on balance China’s...