New African Tribute to Komla Afeke Dumor

African Update – 20/02/14

Komla Afeke Dumor, named as one of New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans in 2013, is no more. The Ghanaian broadcaster, who “played a singular role in transforming the coverage of Africa, not only for the BBC but across broadcasting”, according to one BBC boss, died suddenly in London on 18 January, aged 41. Our editor, Baffour Ankomah, a fellow countryman, reports on a life cut short, but very well spent.

‘The world has lost  a kind human being’

When a good man dies, part of the world dies with him. This is what has happened with the untimely death of Komla Afeke Dumor, the Ghanaian broadcaster at the BBC who died in his sleep from a heart attack on 18 January, aged 41. That such a vivacious man could die, at the relatively tender age of 41, has shocked so many people in Ghana, Britain and beyond, that, from the many gracious tributes paid to him since his death, Komla has become a sort of Nelson Mandela of the media.

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Read the full article on the New African website at the following link http://bit.ly/1avz97I

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