Jamal Osman is a reporter 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.
Jamal Osman reports on the boom in Somaliland attracting migrants seeking jobs and opportunities from Yemen, Ethiopia – and London.
This has been one of the longest and toughest holy months for Muslims living in Europe, with some fasting 20 hours a day in the summer heat.
Al-Shabaab militants killed 148 non-Muslim students in the northern Kenyan town of Garissa last month. Jamal Osman finds that a growing number of Christian residents are now fleeing the community.
South Africa is not like any other country – it has a special place in the hearts of ordinary Africans. But that could change after the recent fatal attacks on immigrants.
In the past 48 hours at least five immigrants have been killed in the latest in a string of xenophobic attacks in Durban, South Africa. Most of the pictures are too graphic to show.
Al-Shabaab is using the aftermath of its deadly Garissa university attack to drive a wedge between Muslims and Christians and destabilise Kenya.
It has been commented on that – like the Woolwich killers the British security services had a file on Mohammed Emwazi. Here, Channel 4 News Africa reporter Jamal Osman describes his own experiences.
Almost 90 per cent of the age-old precious resin frankincense comes from rare trees in the hills of war-ravaged Somalia. But pirates are threatening to cut off local traders from their profits.
Black Zimbabweans felt the country was not fully independent without the land reform.They feel they have now achieved that, but some white farmers disagree.
With reported sightings in three continents in a matter of months, the story of Samantha Lewthwaite – the widow of 7/7 London bomber Germaine Lindsay – is becoming absurd.
Before appearing at the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, Kenya’s President Kenyatta takes the unprecedented step of temporarily handing over leadership to his deputy.
Popular among East African communities, the amphetamine-like drug khat was outlawed in the UK in June. Channel 4 News joined police in a crackdown on sellers.
This week more than 50 African heads of states are attending the first ever US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.
Khat, the stimulant leaf chewed by Yemeni and east African communities, especially Somalis, is now illegal and is classed as a class C drug – but will that stop it being sold illegally in the UK?
Al-Shabaab’s attack on Kenya over the past two nights, in which more than 60 were killed, shows the group still poses serious threat to the region’s stability, writes Jamal Osman.