Veteran broadcaster and former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist Yonis Ali Noor has died, a former colleague has announced.
Noor died at a hospital in London died.
Voice of America journalist Harun Maruf who once worked with the deceased at the BBC described him as a mentor to young journalists.
“If you want to make sure nothing is lost in translation you go to him, he faced tasks w/o preconceived notions; he was the most ethical Somali journalist I’ve worked with,” Maruf tweeted.
Waking up to the sad news of Yonis Ali Nur’s death, the veteran BBC journalist. He was a mentor to young journos, if you want to make sure nothing is lost in translation you go to him, he faced tasks w/o preconceived notions; he was the most ethical Somali journo I’ve worked with pic.twitter.com/h51l1mSv4r
— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) July 20, 2018
Yonis Ali Noor studied at Amoud University in Awdal Region, Somalia. He has retired a few years ago from his post he held at the Somali Service of the BBC and went to Hargeisa where he has been working off late as adviser to the Ministry of Information of Somaliland.
He, however, went back to London just recently for treatment where he died. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace.
Additional reporting by Midnimo FM.