Nigeria’s Amina Yuguda named 2017 winner of BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency. She will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September. The award was […]

BBC begins search for 2017 Komla Dumor Award winner

The BBC is seeking a future star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its third year. Journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from Africa. The winner will spend three months at the BBC headquarters […]

BBC World News Komla Dumor Award launched

The BBC is launching an award in honour of its presenter, Komla Dumor, a year after his unexpected death aged 41. Komla Dumor was an exceptional Ghanaian broadcaster who in his short life made an extraordinary impact – in Ghana, in Africa and around the world. He represented a confident, savvy and entrepreneurial side of […]

Ben Dotsei Malor writes on Komla Dumor – READ

Rumour or Scam – It can’t be true … So where were you when you heard the news? Komla Dumor and I were not related but we became family.  When my phone started ringing unusually and too frequently during an important meeting involving my boss on Saturday, 18 January 2014, I couldn’t answer it.  One […]

Komla Dumor’s tomb unveiled

The family of the late BBC broadcaster Komla Dumor has unveiled his tomb at the family house in Accra at a short ceremony to mark the first anniversary of his passing, Saturday.According to Starr News’ Wilberforce Asare who was at the family house, the ceremony was “solemn and peaceful”.The anniversary of Dumor’s death is being […]

Komla Dumor Memorial and Thanksgiving service held

On Saturday the 17th of January 2015 Ghana  gathered to celebrate  the 1st anniversary of the death of Komla Afeke Dumor with a Requiem Mass Mass and Memorial and Thanksgiving service  held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra. It’s been a year since the celebrated broadcast journalist, Komla Dumor passed on. A cross section of the public […]

One YEAR Komla Dumor memorial service on Jan. 17

A special, one-year memorial service is to be held on January 17, for late Ghanaian broadcaster Komla Dumor. A statement issued in Accra says the service will take place at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Adabraka from 8:00am. An important ceremony, it comes exactly a year after his passing. Dumor died at his London home […]

GOOD NAME… – Starr FM names newsroom after Komla Dumor

The newsroom of Starr 103.5 FM has been named after internationally acclaimed Ghanaian journalist, Komla Dumor, who worked with the BBC until his untimely death in January.The ‘Komla Dumor Newsroom’ was commissioned by the father of the late journalist, Professor Ernest Dumor, former Presidential Advisor and Chairperson of the Komla Dumor Foundation, Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse, […]

Posthumous award for Komla Dumor Nov. 5

AIB, the Association for International Broadcasting, will present a special posthumous Founders Award to the family of gifted BBC journalist, Komla Dumor, who died suddenly in January at the age of 41. The award will be given at the 10th annual AIB Awards on November 5 in London. Born in Ghana in 1972, during his short career, Dumor […]

AUCC set to launch Komla Dumor Centre for Broadcast Journalism

The Academic Board of the African University College of Communications (AUCC) has announced they will soon launch the Komla Dumor Centre for Broadcast Journalism.The Center which is under construction will be the university’s major unit for training students in broadcast journalism.The University held a special event Friday in honour of the Broadcast icon on his […]