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.
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.
Coming through passport control is an ordeal. I am followed on the street and hassled by security services. Not all citizens enjoy the same rights, writes Jamal Osman.
On Saturday, suspected suicide bombers struck a restaurant popular with westerners in Djibouti. Three people died and more than a dozen were injured, including European nationals.
From Somalia to South Africa, our reporter Jamal Osman retraces the journey he took as a desperate refugee, fleeing Somalia’s brutal civil war 18 years ago. Follow his interactive video diary here.
Every year, thousands flee their country to escape war, drought or poverty. In 1996 in Somalia, Africa Reporter Jamal Osman was one of them. Here, he retraces his steps and meets those trying it now.
Since the Westgate shopping mall attacks, many Kenyans now live in fear. But the government’s anti-terror crackdown has angered many Muslims, some of whom have flocked to al-Shabaab.
Kibera slum is home to nearly a million people. With an average income of less than a pound a day, it is one of the poorest parts of Kenya – a poverty that is attracting western tourists.
Should immigrants be forced to learn English? Somali-born reporter Jamal Osman’s struggle to understand our language saw him engaging with some unlikely allies to make his way in the UK.