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Jonathan Bloch

Jonathan Bloch is a South African national, who studied law at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics. He has been involved in the information sector as a director for nearly 40 years. He owns and runs a financial information service with offices on four continents, which specialises in emerging markets ( One of their products is which covers macro economic data for 54 African countries.

African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) is a product of Exchange Data International and provides definitive economic intelligence on Africa.

AFED’s unparalleled overview of all 54 African economies provides interested parties in African countries with the detailed financial and economic information they need to make good political, financial, strategic and investment decisions.

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Nick Piper

Nick Piper is a travel security specialist with experience in assisting dozens of companies with their security challenges. He is currently the managing director of Signal Risk, an Africa-focused risk advisory and support firm, and director at My Travel Risk, a web-based platform for travellers to identify risks in their destination. He is a regular contributor of commentary on security issues to international media groups.

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Ryan Cummings

Ryan Cummings

Ryan Cummings is a director of political and security risk management consultancy, Signal Risk. He is also a founding member of the Nigerian Security Network and independent consultant to various international news media outlets including the New York Times, TIME magazine, the Associated Press, Al-Jazeera, AFP and Deutsche Welle. He is also a contributor to publications and think tanks, most notably CNN, the Tony Blair Foundation, the International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Daily Maverick, on issues of terrorism, conflict and political instability in Africa.

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