Why The Most Important Person In Africa Is The Storyteller

Zain Verjee tells us the powerful and inspiring story of African creative and cultural entrepreneurs, who are setting a new agenda for the continent by telling the authentic stories of Africa. One of the world’s most respected and recognized journalists, Zain Verjee has worked as a CNN International anchor, reporter, and interviewer. She is also the co-founder of aKoma, Africa’s premier digital storytelling platform, representing authentic African stories in the media.

Since joining CNN in 2000, Zain has covered numerous world events and has interviewed some of the most influential men and women of our time. Zain covered the US State Department for CNN USA for two years, closely following American foreign policy and traveling with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Zain has a great sense of humour and versatility that is rare. She is able to connect, is charismatic on the air, unique in her approach and always interested. She was appointed a UNICEF Children’s Advocate for ‘A Promise Renewed’ promoting child survival globally.

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