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Telling the African Story | RIP – Komla Dumor at TEDxEuston

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Posted January 21, 2014 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Focus on Africa ~ 2,307 views

     

Komla Dumor was one of the most recognized face voices at the British Broadcasting Corporation. After a successful career in journalism in this native Ghana where he was named journalist of the year in 2003 for his investigations into public sector corruption, this former medical student joined the BBC in 2006 as the anchor of Network Africa.

He was one of BBC’s leading presenters with a range of responsibilities across all of the BBC’s platforms – television radio and online. Komla presented the European morning programme on World News for the BBC’s British and global audiences but his strongest contribution to the BBC has was his passionate and unparalleled coverage of Africa.

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Between 2009 and 2012 Komla was the anchor of the groundbreaking Africa Business Report on BBC World News. This program (a first for the BBC) took Komla to close to 20 African countries covering hundreds of thousands of miles interviewing the continents top entrepreneurs, politicians and policy makers. In addition to the European mornings Komla was the face and main anchor for the first BBC’s programme dedicated daily African news and current affairs show – Focus on Africa. On January 18th Komla Dumor died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


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