Tributes

  • gates
    Bill and I are saddened by the death of BBC's Komla Dumor. His work bringing the stories of Africa to the rest of the world will be missed.
    Bill & Melinda Gates
    Founders of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • annan
    With Komla Dumor's sudden and tragic death, Africa has lost one of its brightest young talents. Komla was an inspirational journalist, always determined to find the facts and report on the truth. I shall miss his smile and wonderful sense of humour. May his soul rest in peace.
    Kofi Annan
    Former UN Secretary General
  • dangote
    My heartfelt condolence to the family of BBC's Komla Dumor. A great African & an intelligent Presenter/Reporter. May his soul rest in peace.
    Aliko Dangote
    Nigerian Business Man
  • kufuor
    He was a social person, always with a smile and quite polite to society. A bright broadcaster with great promise but who has been cut off midstream.
    John Agyekum-Kufuor
    Former President of Ghana
  • sackur
    Heartbroken to hear Komla Dumor has died. The best of colleagues, a great journalist - he lit up every room he walked into.
    Stephen Sackur
    BBC Reporter
  • atkins
    Komla understood that you can love & celebrate Africa, & ask tough questions about its present and future. We all needed what he was doing.
    Ros Atkins
    BBC Presenter
  • adichie
    Even if I had not known Komla, I would have been proud of his work. Because he pronounced his name the way it is supposed to be pronounced. Because he was an honest journalist, free of masks.
    Chimamanda Adichie
    Nigerian Author
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    Dear friend and brother, you inspired and encouraged me, you were a world-class journalist. May your family be comforted.
    Rolake Akinkugbe
    Head, Energy, Oil and Gas Research, Ecobank
  • okolloh
    Hoped news about Komla was a rumour. Met him in person a few months ago. Uber-talented, funny and passionate about the continent. Huge loss.
    Ory Okolloh
    Kenyan Lawyer & Activist
  • mandela
    Here was truly a shining star of Africa... a beacon of Africa's warmth and sunshine. Komla was Africa in every essence. I think wherever Komla is now he is smiling because he left a mark on this world. I think he has joined other great spirits, my father... We should be glad that they came into our lives, even for a short while.
    Makaziwe Mandela
    Daughter of Nelson Mandela
  • rawlings
    In a time of such inequity, strife, apathy, political uncertainty and betrayal of electorate in many countries, his genuine concern and passion for the affairs of the continent was ablaze. Komla Dumor was an African star on the ascendancy. I pray that even in death he has awakened the same passion for the crucial issues that affect our continent in many more people. Our prayers are with his family. Rest in peace.
    Dr. Ezanetor A Rawlings
    Daughter of Jerry John Rawlings