September 15 will mark the three year anniversary of the now infamous collapse of Lehman Brothers. In its wake came a string of high profile bankruptcies and nationalisations across the developed world, with governments pumping as much as $1,000bn into financial markets to avoid a wholesale collapse of the global financial system. These actions, we are told, pulled the world back from the brink.

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Bob Collymore in his office in Nairobi, Kenya Photo: Sarah Elliott

“We started to focus on data and what data can do for ordinary Kenyans – and we believe in the same way as we democratised voice for Kenya, we are about to democratise data for Kenyans”

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“You cannot stay completely silent if you see that your neighbour needs your help. The real motivation is the fact that we can and should help other countries in areas where they think we can help”

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