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Posted on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 18:13

Kwabena Buahin Mensah Obituary

By The Africa Report

Kwabena Buahin Mensah - 30 September 1958 - 31 December 2014. Photo©Mensah FamilyIt is with great sadness that we have heard that our long-standing correspondent in Ghana, Kwabena Mensah, passed away at the Nyaho Medical Centre on the morning of New Year's Eve. 

He was admitted to the hospital on the previous day after complaining of chest pains.

Kwabena, who presented the BBC's Focus on Africa programme from London for much of the 1980s and 1990s, was a pathfinder for African journalists in international broadcasting organisations. He moved back to Ghana in 2001 to work on film and television projects.

Kwabena Buahin Mensah Obituary

30 September 1958 - 31 December 2014

Kwabena also worked as a correspondent for several news organisations such as Africa Confidential and Bloomberg News.

From the launch of The Africa Report in 2005, he was a key part of the editorial team and helped shape our political and economic coverage of Ghana and West Africa.

Kwabena had an encyclopaedic knowledge of events in Africa and a keen analytical sense of their significance.

He was as generous with his journalistic contacts as he was with hospitality in his home city. http://elit-dog.org

Kwabena leaves behind his dear wife Angela, and their wonderful eight year old daughter Nana-Esi.



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