BBC World News Anchor Komla Dumor Dies At 41

Komla Dumor, the BBC World News anchor and presenter of Focus on Africa has died. One of the most profilic African jounalists of our time is reported to have suddenly died in his home in London on Saturday from cardiac arrest.

Dumor and Zenab Badawi were the 2 most senior black anchors on BBC that I was a fan of. Dumor mainly for his immediate connection with Africa through Ghanain roots.  

Dumor, who was born in Accra, Ghana, in 1972. He hosted Network Africa for the BBC World Service between 2007 and 2009 before joining The World Today programme.

In 2009 he became the first host of Africa Business Report on BBC World News.

Earlier this year he was named one of New African's 100 most influential Africans in 2013. He was also part of the world media contingency that descended to South Africa following the death of Nelson Mandela. 

On Friday Komla Dumor still presented Focus on Africa - which turned out to be his last - the BBC's first-ever dedicated daily TV news programme in English for African viewers on BBC World News.

Komla Dumor was married to Kwansema Dumor with whom he had three children.

Tributes from the journalism industry, world leaders, media personalities and ordinary world citizens  have been pouring in. 

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