Dead on 19th January 2014 in the prime of life, 41 years old, the Ghanaian journalist, Dumor Komla at BBC embodies a new Africa, according to the editor-in-chief at BBC Africa, Solomon Mugera.
One year after this sad event, the British media launched a prize for the journalists, in order to « immortalize the heritage » left by this outstanding professional of communication.
The competition is thus opened to any professionals living and working on the continent, that combine strong skills and an exceptional talent in the presentation of Africa. It is supported by Standard Chartered.
According to Mugera, the prize aims at find « a rising star that shows an exceptional talent« .
The winner will follow 3 month internship within the BBC teams in London.
As a reminder, Dumor Komla worked for the Joy Fm radio in Ghana then for BBC.
Original text by: Blaise AKAME