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BBC Launches 2024 Komla Dumor Award

The award, now in its ninth yea,  was established in honour of veteran Ghanaian journalist, and BBC World News Presenter Komla Dumor, who died suddenly at the age of 41 in 2014.

The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism, as it launches the 2024 BBC News Komla Dumor Award.

The award, now in its ninth year,  was established in honour of veteran Ghanaian journalist, and BBC World News Presenter Komla Dumor, who died suddenly at the age of 41 in 2014.

As the call for entries has begun, African journalists have until March 15 to apply and hopefully win the prize, where they get to spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, gaining skills and experience.

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“Known for championing robust, dynamic journalism and for his commitment to reporting African stories comprehensively and authentically, Dumor made a significant impact on Africa and the rest of the world.

“The BBC is committed to continuing his legacy through the award by empowering journalists from Africa to tell original and nuanced African stories to reach international audiences,” the BBC said.  

Last year, TV3’s Paa Kwesi Asare became Ghana’s first journalist to win the award since its inception. Until Paa Kwesi’s win, award winners have been from Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria.

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