FOCUS ON AFRICA

komI humbly dedicate this page (formerly Africa Perspective) to a fellow countryman Komla Dumor;  whose untimely death brought shock waves to the continent of Africa.  Komla Afeke Dumor was a Ghanaian journalist who was born in Accra, Ghana. His grandfather was Philip Gbeho, composer of the Ghanaian national anthem. Dumor was the main presenter of the BBC World News programme Focus on Africa.  Born: 1972, Accra, Ghana. Died: January 18, 2014 .Nationality: Ghanaian. Education: University of Ghana, Harvard University. Though he being dead his influence still speaks. Damirifa Due!!

My name is McDaniels A Gyamfi….I was Born and raised in Africa (Ghana, West -Africa)  and migrated to the United States. Africa, a continent so vast and rich in resources and culture yet plagued with all kinds of adversity. Sadly to say, her plagues are widely recognized by the international community, and yet blind to the world of her many blessings. We will  explore her past, today, present,…her beauty, freedom, her hurt, pain, revival, prosperity and her passion about God.KOMLA4

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth‘s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table), it accounts for about 15% of the world’s human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagoes. It has 54 fully recognized sovereign states (“countries“), 9 territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.[3]

KOMLA 2Africa’s name is derived from an ancient area in modern day Tunisia known as Ifriqiya or sunny place, in Tamazight. Algeria is the largest African country by area, and Nigeria is the largest by population. Africa, particularly central Eastern Africa, is widely accepted as the origin of humans and the Hominidae clade (great apes), as evidenced by the discovery of the earliest hominids and their ancestors, as well as later ones that have been dated to around seven million years ago – including Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Australopithecus africanus, A. afarensis, Homo erectus, H. habilis and H. ergaster – with the earliest Homo sapiens (modern human) found in Ethiopia being dated to circa 200,000 years ago.[4] Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones.[5] (Wikipedia)

 

Rest in Peace! Komla Afeke Dumor

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