Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson works as a country risk analyst on the Africa team at IHS Markit, forecasting the political, security, and business environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. He specializes in Africa's Horn (Eritrea and Ethiopia) and Great Lakes (Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda) regions. Jordan regularly travels to and maintains a source network in these areas. Previously, he worked at the United States Embassy in London.

Jordan holds an MA (Distinction) in Intelligence and International Security from King's College London, where his dissertation focused on magic and witchcraft in warfare during the DRC's Simba Rebellion, and a BA in Social Anthropology and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Jordan has provided commentary on African affairs in a variety of media, including Sky News, Al Jazeera, RFI Radio France Internationale (RFI), Agence France-Presse (AFP), CNBC Africa, Deutsche Welle, and Le Monde.

Recent publications:
Old Tricks: DRC president manoeuvres to extend rule. In: Jane’s Intelligence Review November 2017
Burundi’s newest, biggest rebel group. In: African Arguments October 3 2017
Emergency break: outlook for stability in Ethiopia. In: Jane’s Intelligence Review August 2017
Looking ahead: Ugandan president faces fewer challenges. In: Jane’s Intelligence Review March 2017
Resistance returns: LRA threat rises as Ugandan army leaves CAR. IHS Jane's Intelligence Review October 2016
Burundi’s cross-ethnic opposition under threat. In: African Arguments February 16, 2016