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 Ethiopia, anti-government fighters have taken control of Mekelle, the capital city of the northern province of Tigray, after the apparent withdrawal of troops loyal to the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam looks set to revolutionise life in the country, providing reliable power to a population long plagued by blackouts.
Ethiopia’s military has admitted it carried out yesterday’s airstrike on a busy marketplace in the northern Tigray region – which locals say killed dozens of civilians.
Aid workers in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province say dozens of people have been killed after an airstrike hit a busy market.
In Ethiopia, 37 million people are going to the polls in elections that are being billed as the first test of democracy in the country.
Ethiopians will go to the polls tomorrow to give their verdict on the Prime Minister.
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.