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Nigeria: Nigerian journalist wins BBC World News award

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Nigeriaa��s Didi Akinyelure, a business journalist with CNBC Africa, has won the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

The award, instituted in 2015 in honour of Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died aged 41 in 2014, seeks to a�?celebrate African journalism and reward exceptional talent,a�? BBC says.

Akinyelure has been with CNBC Africa in Lagos since 2013. She will join BBC news teams in September for a 3-month placement.

The inaugural edition of the award was won by Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenyaa��s KTN television channel.

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