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Nurmara is an Africa-focused digital media company. We specialize in producing high quality commentary and analysis on African affairs, as well as bespoke, end-to-end content partnerships for high-level Africa-focused events. We provid event organisers with support and guidance to shape, capture and evaluate the content of their live events.

Bringing greater value to organisers, delegates and sponsors, Nurmara’s end-to-end content partnership include pre-event reports and briefings, live event moderation, digital content capture and post-event wraps ups, summaries and takeaways. Led by a industry-leading journalistic team, Nurmara are the natural content partner for any African related event wanting to engage their audience and make greater impact.

The Team

Lanre Akinola

Lanre Akinola is a well respected commentator and adviser on Africa. He is the former editor of This Is Africa at the Financial Times and African Business Magazine, and has worked with the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa. Lanre is also a 2014 Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow and an advisory board member at Invest Africa and the Norwegian-African Business Association.

Christopher Thompson

Chris is the banking columnist for Reuters Breaking Views. He has previously worked as a Lex columnist at the Financial Times covering EMEA, as well as a correspondent on numerous other desks. He has also written for Africa Confidential, the Sunday Times, TIME, and the Economist Intelligence Unit, among others.

James Knight

James has worked in global communications, public affairs and investor relations for over a decade. Having lived and worked in Mauritius and Rwanda, James has also led multi-national projects in Angola, Senegal and South Africa, and spent time as the Director of Communications for both a pan-African investment group and a UK-based charity. He remains a Board Adviser to a Foundation in Mauritius promoting scientific education.

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