In what can be termed as my biggest shock of 2014, the sudden death of Kumla Dumor, one of Africa's finest journalists is one that cannot be forgotten in a hurry.
The BBC reports that he died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41.
Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme.
One of Ghana's best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana.
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said on Twitter that his country had lost one of its finest ambassadors.
May his gentle soul rest in peace