Zain Verjee (born February 11, 1974) is journalist who was born and raised in Kenya. Verjee now runs her own Africa focused production company, and is passionate about capturing the new narrative of Africa from authentically African voices. Zain is currently building aKoma, a storytelling and content platform for Africa. aKoma is in a private beta and is looking to launch in 2016. The aKoma team is building a base of content creators at www.akomanet.com. She spent 14 years at CNN as an anchor and correspondent, living in Atlanta, Washington DC and London. Prior to leaving CNN in April 2014, Verjee was the anchor of CNN International's European daytime program "World One". She worked as a newsreader for The Situation Room, as a State Department correspondent, and as a co-anchor of CNN International's Your World Today with Jim Clancy.