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Komla Dumor: The African Journalist Who 'Lifted The Continent'

Dumor, who hosted the BBC television program Focus on Africa, died Saturday of a heart attack near London. The 41-year-old was probably the best-known journalist on the continent. He roamed the region for years and was known for explaining Africa — the good and the bad — with clarity, context and compassion.

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Komla Dumor, who hosted the BBC program Focus on Africa and was perhaps the best-known journalist on the continent, died of a heart attack last Saturday in London at age 41. BBC World Service/Flickr hide caption

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Komla Dumor: The African Journalist Who 'Lifted The Continent'

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