BBC Focus on Africa reporter Komla Dumor dies suddenly at age 41


Ganaian journalist and main presenter of the BBC World News programme Focus on Africa, Komla Dumor has passed away. The TV anchor reportedly passed away at his home in London today Jan. 18th. He was 41.

 Dumor joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana. From then until 2009 he hosted Network Africa for BBC World Service radio, before joining The World Today programme.

In 2009 Komla Dumor became the first host of Africa Business Report on BBC World News. May his soul rest in peace…Amen.


  1. This rather came to me as a rude shock.I’m really very sad over his passing.I enjoyed his voice for a long time on d BBC focuse on Africa programme. May his soul rest in peace.

  2. A vibrant man has been snatched by death in his prime! May God give his family, colleagues, fans, country n. Africa the fortitude to bear his loss. So shocking! So sad!!

  3. I read about him the first time yesterday through a lady i admire so much and that’s chimamanda adichie and my eyes were filled with tears. Although, i never really knew him but her words he wasn’t a kind of person anyone wouldn’t like. She called him his “discussant brother”. May God give family comfort of soul in this distress time they have found themslves, he’ll be missed greatly by everyone who knew him personally and otherwise! Again, her words “go well, my discussant brother.”


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