Jamal Osman is Africa Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Jamal Osman is a multi-award winning journalist and filmmaker specialising sub-Saharan Africa. He has been working with ITN/Channel 4 News since 2008. Jamal has scooped interviews with Somali pirates, the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group, Al-Shabab, exposed the illegal trade in UN food aid and told the struggles of Somali athletes training for the Olympics.
In northern Ethiopia, after months of brutal fighting the government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front have reached a truce.
The East African nation was already struggling with the worst drought in half a century, a brutal civil conflict and soaring food prices.
For more than fifteen years the extremist group Al Shabaab has been fighting a bloody insurgency in Somalia.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is not only creating a huge humanitarian crisis there, but it is putting severe strain on world food supplies.
Ethiopia’s prime minister has indicated in the past week that he is open to negotiations on a ceasefire between his government and the Tigray rebel forces after 15 months of brutal fighting and countless war crimes.
Over a year into Ethiopia’s civil war, one of the federal government’s top military commanders says they’re planning on entering Mekelle, the capital of the rebel Tigray region, to – “eliminate” the last of their enemy. US diplomats flew into Addis Ababa last week, hoping to broker a ceasefire in a conflict which has seen…
More details have emerged about an airstrike in northern Ethiopia that killed more than 50 people and left dozens more injured.
Bodies litter the roadside from Ethiopia’s capital to disputed regions in the north of the country as the civil war continues to devastate communities.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his soldiers are pushing back rebel forces in a drive to reclaim territory captured by Trigrayan troops.
While Ethiopia’s conflict rages in the north of the country, another enemy is looking to exploit the situation in the east.
The United Nations is demanding answers from the government of Ethiopia over the detention of 70 of their truck drivers contracted to deliver aid, describing the move as “a de facto humanitarian blockade”.
Tigrayan rebel forces and their allies are marching towards the capital, Addis Ababa – where thousands of people have taken to the streets vowing to defend it.
There have been international calls for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia, as rebels from the Tigray region continue their advance to the capital Addis Ababa.
A UN-led report into the year-long, bloody conflict in northern Ethiopia has found evidence that war crimes and crimes against humanity are likely to have been committed by all sides.
Ethiopia’s government has declared a nationwide state of emergency as rebel forces from the Tigray and Oromo Liberation Front advance towards the capital.