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.
The Ethiopian government’s six-month-long military offensive against the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front continues to intensify.
For the nomadic people of Ethiopia’s Afar region, an area known as the “cradle of humanity” and once famed for the discovery of a three-million-year-old fossil named Lucy, action on climate change can not come soon enough.
As the war in Ethiopia enters its fifth month, millions of displaced people in the northern region of Tigray are now facing a further crisis – hunger.
Ethiopia’s prime minister has said Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces from the northern Tigray region.
In Ethiopia, the humanitarian crisis is deepening in the northern region of Tigray. Millions have been displaced since the war between the Ethiopian federal government and Eritrean troops on the one hand, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front began last November. Today the aid agency Medecins sans Frontieres reported that one of its teams had…
Ethiopia’s leader has admitted for the first time that atrocities have been committed in the northern region of Tigray, claiming that soldiers who raped women or committed other war crimes would be held responsible.
Our Africa Correspondent Jamal Osman, who filmed last night’s report from Tigray, spoke to us earlier.
In Ethiopia where the conflict between Ethiopia’s national defence forces and Eritrean troops on one side, and fighters from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front has been raging since last November, thousands of women have been raped and tortured.
Amnesty International release a report accusing both the Eritrean and Ethiopian governments of committing atrocities together.
Donkey theft is increasingly attractive to criminal gangs as meat and hides fetch large sums.
Concerns are mounting for the welfare of tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray into neighbouring Sudan.
Government forces are fighting regional next leaders in the northern region of Tigray, which borders Eritrea and Sudan.
Our reporter Jamal Osman has been to hear what life is like for some of the people who are hoping to make a new start in the UK.
For three decades now the Somali capital Mogadishu has been a conflict zone: fought over by warlords, foreign forces and now militants who terrorise the population with suicide bombings.
Turning back to the global impact of coronavirus and in one sense, Uganda is considered to have largely escaped so far the worst effects of the pandemic – with only three deaths from coronavirus, all recorded in the last week.