General News Sun, 29 Dec 2019

BBC remembers Ahmed Hussein-Suale among notable persons who died in 2019

“Ghanaian investigative journalist, 31. Shot dead near his family home in capital, Accra, he was a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations and had investigated corruption in Ghana's football leagues.

Police believe he was killed because of his work.” – This is how the British Broadcasting Corporation eulogized the Tiger Eye investigative journalist whose demise shook the core of the country.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale who played a key role in the investigative piece of Anas’ Number 12 that bothered on corruption in football was reportedly shot three times, twice in the chest and another in the neck in January at Madina a suburb of Accra.

The unidentified men were said to be riding a motorbike. He was rushed to the police hospital but confirmed dead on arrival and his body deposited at the morgue of the same facility.

In this report and as part of its review stories, the international media outlet sought to put the spotlight on some African personalities who lost their lives in 2019.

Other names which featured included: Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, Mohammed Morsi, ex-president of Egypt, Fred Brownell, designer of South Africa's national flag, and Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's president.

Here’s the full list

1. Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean musician, 66

2. Houari Manar, Algerian singer, 37

3. Hugh Lewin, South African writer and anti-apartheid activist, 79

4. Ahmed Hussein-Suale, Ghanaian investigative journalist, 31

5. Bisi Silva, Nigerian art curator, 56

6. France-Albert René, ex-president of the Seychelles, 83

7. Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwean-born South African jazz singer, 83

8. Caroline Mwatha, Kenyan human rights activist, 37

9. Charles Mungoshi, Zimbabwean writer, 71

10. Chris Kantai, Kenyan hip-hop star, 40

11. Med Hondo, Mauritanian film director, 82

12. Okwui Enwezor, Nigerian curator, 55

13. Bernard Dadié, Ivorian writer, 103

14. Gabriel Okara, Nigerian poet and novelist, 97

15. Simaro Lutumba, Congolese musician, 81

16. Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian academic, 47

17. Richard Mouzoko, Cameroonian doctor, 42

18. Alfred Taban, South Sudanese journalist, 62

19. Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan writer, 48

20. Reginald Mengi, Tanzanian media mogul, 75

21. Fred Brownell, designer of South Africa's national flag, 79

22. Mohammed Morsi, ex-president of Egypt, 67

23. Seare Mekonnen, Ethiopia's army chief, 64 or 65

24. David Koloane, South African artist, 81

25. Bob Collymore, Kenyan-based businessman, 61

26. Nomhle Nkonyeni, South African actress, 77

27. Mandla Maseko, would-be astronaut from South Africa, 30

28. Hodan Nalayeh, Somali journalist, 43

29. Marc Batchelor, South African former footballer, 49

30. Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's president, 92

31. Kacaman (real name Darcy Irakoze), Burundian YouTube star, 6

32. Uyinene Mrwetyana, South African university student, 19

33. John De'Mathew (real name John Ng'ang'a), Kenyan musician, 52

34. DJ Arafat (real name Ange Didier Huon), Ivorian singer, 33

35. Sir Dawda Jawara, The Gambia's first democratic leader, 95

36. Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, 95

37. Chester Williams, South African former rugby player, 49

38. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, ex-president of Tunisia, 83

39. Isaac Promise, Nigerian footballer, 31

40. Andile Gumbi, South African actor, 36

41. Bernard Muna, Cameroonian lawyer, 79

42. Bogaletch Gebre, Ethiopian anti-FGM activist, 59

43. Xolani Gwala, South African broadcaster, 44

44. lmaas Elman, Somali-Canadian activist

45. Rashied Staggie, South African gang boss, 59

46. Ahmed Gaid Salah, Algeria's military chief, 79
Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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