Komla Dumor

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Komla Dumor is a Ghanaian Journalist who was born in the country’s capital Accra.

Dumor is the presenter of Focus on Africa, the BBC’s first-ever dedicated daily TV news programme in English for African audiences, broadcast on BBC World News.

Dumor is also one of the lead presenters for BBC World News European morning segment.

Dumor joined the BBC in 2007 after a decade of broadcast journalism in his native Ghana where he won the Ghana Journalist of the Year Award.

Between 2007 and 2009 he hosted Network Africa for BBC World Service, before joining The World Today programme.
In 2009 Komla became the first host of the African business news programme on BBC World News, Africa Business Report.

Dumor has travelled across Africa, meeting Africa’s top entrepreneurs and reporting on the latest business trends around the continent.

Dumor has interviewed a number of high-profile guests including Bill Gates and Kofi Annan. He has anchored live coverage of major events including the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the funeral of Kim Jong Il, the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, the Norway shootings and the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Dumor holds a BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana and an MPA from Harvard University.

Dumor, Journalist and Presenter of Focus on Africa for BBC World News TV.

Dumor died of a heart attack on 19 January 2014.

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