The board, management and staff of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) are saddened by the sudden death of one of Africa’s best journalists, Komla Afeke Dumor.

The MFWA joins Ghanaians, Africa and the world in mourning the passing away of this icon of inspiration and professionalism in journalism. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathies go to the bereaved family, especially, his wife, Kwansema Dumor, and the children he left behind.

Komla raised the standard of journalism in Africa. He brought a lot of pride to many Ghanaians and Africans when he joined the BBC Africa Service and later, the World Service. His depth of knowledge, non-partisan posture to issues and captivating presentations while with the Ghana-based Joy FM and later with the BBC will forever be remembered in journalism in Ghana and Africa.

As an organisation committed to the promotion of media development and professionalism, Komla’s work always came through as the epitome of professional journalism.

He was an illustrious journalist and a trailblazer for many young journalists in Ghana and Africa as a whole. We have indeed lost a talented gem in journalism.

Komla, damirifa due! Rest in peace!

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