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.
Reports that some of the al-Shabaab terrorists, who attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, escaped are likely to be true, writes Jamal Osman. Now they can expect a life of hero worship.
British Somalis have been under pressure for years. Whenever an Islamist-related attack takes place anywhere they feel vulnerable. The Kenyan siege will add to their fear.
Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Dheere tells Channel 4 News reporter Jamal Osman no women were involved in the Nairobi shopping mall attack – and insists “our boys are fighting for Islam”.
The attack in Nairobi is a psychological blow to Kenyans. Striking at the heart of the capital city is designed to have the maximum effect on the locals.
In the latest attempt to save Somalia’s cash “lifeline”, nine aid agencies call on Barclays Bank to scrap plans to sever money transfer accounts.
A petition of 20,000 signatures, over a Barclays’ decision to block remittance services, goes to Downing Street… as Olympian Mo Farah also joins the cries of protest.
While Big Brother UK struggles to attract viewers, its African equivalent grows ever more popular. Now in its eighth season, it is the continent’s biggest reality show.
The arson attack on the al-Rahma community centre in north London – blamed on the EDL – has left local Somalis and their children deeply affected. Will the area and its people ever recover?
Following a well-targeted campaign, the UK government has banned khat, a stimulant drug widely used by members of east African communities in the UK.
A money transfer system allowing UK families to send cash back home is under threat after Barclays said it wouldn’t do business with transfer firms. Jamal Osman reports on the problem facing Somalia.
The economic crisis in Greece has led to a rise in support for the far-right Golden Dawn and an increase in racist attacks. Jamal Osman talks to one man who is fighting back.
As the Somalia Conference opens in London, Somali reporter Jamal Osman gives a personal account of the relationship between the countries, including how Britain may be playing catch up to Turkey.
Politicians often blame immigrants for not doing enough to integrate into society. But do they know what integration means? Jamal Osman shares his experience of moving to London from Somalia.
Somali pirates have kidnapped hundreds of people and cost millions in ransom payments. Jamal Osman finds journalists keen to interview them do not always get what they bargained for.
Mines are closing across South Africa, forcing miners into illegal shafts, many of which face imminent collapse. Channel 4 News reports on miners risking their lives to feed their families.