The light of one of Africa’s Broadcast Stars has extinguished – AU Commission Chair


The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, received with shock and disbelief the sad news of the sudden death of Ghanaian-born BBC Broadcaster, Komla Dumor.

The ace broadcaster was found dead in his London house, on Saturday, 18 January, 2014, following what was reported to be a cardiac arrest.

“Komla was evidently one of Africa’s finest broadcast journalists, who rose from being a legendary radio broadcaster in Ghana to world class. He criss-crossed the continent connecting and bringing the world to “Focus on Africa”, as is entitled one of the programmes he brilliantly and eloquently anchored.

Whether with “Focus on Africa, or “Africa Business Report”, he treated burning continental issues with a light-hearted flair, and yet a critical approach that incarnated a true spirit of Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance. Komla is truly one of Africa’s brightest stars that just got extinguished. He will greatly be missed.” Dr. Dlamini Zuma mourned in a statement issued  Sunday  from the AU headquarters in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia. .

On behalf of the African Union, the Commission and the rest of the continent, the Chairperson expresses her deep condolences to the bereaved family, President John Dramani Mahama, and the people of Ghana.

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