In memoriam. The highly-respected presenter of “Focus on Africa”, BBC’s flagship and first-ever dedicated daily TV news show on BBC World News died of cardiac arrest on January 18 earlier this year at his home in London.
Dumor, who was named one of “100 Most Influential Africans” in 2013 by New African Magazine” had “established himself as one of the emerging African faces of global broadcasting.”As a lead presenter for BBC World, Dumor had considerable influence on how the continent is covered.
He leaves behind a powerful and enduring legacy; how the continent is reported. “There’s so much more to tell about Africa than the usual stories about war, famine and disease.”
“Our list is distinctive in that it identifies African men who are innovative, courageous, daring and often disruptive in their fields. The list highlights African entrepreneurs, corporate executives, social entrepreneurs, political and civil leaders who are changing the continent and the world around them, often times without much fanfare,” Forbes says.
Januray Makamba, Tanzania, Deputy Minister of Communication, Science & Technology and Member of Parliament
Chinedu Echeruo, Nigeria, Tech Entrepreneur & Founder of Hopstop.com and Tripology.com
Mohammed Dewji, Tanzania, Group Chief Executive Officer of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited
Kola Karim, Nigeria, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Energy International
Ashish Thakkar, Uganda, Founder and Managing Director of Mara Group, Mara Foundation and Mara Online
Mamadou Toure, Cameroon, Founder and Executive Director of Africa 2.0
Amadou Mahtar Ba, Senegal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the African Media Initiative
Simdul Shagaya, Nigeria – Tech Entrepreneur and Founder of Konga.com and DealDey.com
Ben Magara, Zimbabwe, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lonmin