Ghana: Body of British journalist to be repatriated

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The body of a British journalist killed by armed robbers while on a reporting trip to Ghana is being repatriated on Wednesday.

Syed Taalay Ahmed, 31, from Hartlepool in north-east England worked for the UK-based Muslim Television Ahmadiyaa International network.

Mr Ahmed leaves behind a wife and two children.

The young journalist was filming a documentary when armed robbers ambushed him and his crew, as they travelled on a major highway last week.

According to his employer, the documentary was meant to highlight the charity works conducted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Ghanaian police say they’ve killed two suspects and arrested four others. They also recovered weapons and stolen items from the robbers.

The police said in a statement that the gang was suspected of being behind several other violent attacks.

Ghana has a reputation for being relatively safe, but highway robberies are becoming increasingly common across the country.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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