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Mo Farah stopped at customs? He’s not alone
Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was detained by US border guards over Christmas. Our reporter Jamal Osman, a British Somali journalist, says it’s a common experience – and tells his story.
Al-Shabaab: ‘Your peace depends on us being left alone’
As a major conference on Somalia opens in London, reporter Jamal Osman went to Somalia to speak to the Islamist group that will not be attending the summit, despite controlling most of the country.
Kenyan troops head into Somalia to hunt kidnap militants
As Kenyan troops enter Somalia to try and root out al-Shabaab fighters suspected of recent kidnappings, an analyst tells Channel 4 News this shows how little power the central Somali government has.
Somalia bombing kills at least 70 people
A massive truck bomb kills at least 70 people outside government buildings in the centre of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab fighters have claimed responsibility.
Somali rebels lift ban on food aid
The hard-line Somali armed group al-Shabaab welcomes “Muslim and non-Muslim” foreign aid groups as the region suffers one of its worst droughts in 60 years.
Somalia: racing against all the odds
Every time Abdinasir Ibrahim pulls on his running shoes, he risks his life. In Somalia, training for the Olympics is a dangerous business, as Jamal Osman discovered.
Libya's Ajdabiya retaken by rebels: what next for coalition forces?
As rebel forces retake Ajdabiya, Lindsey Hilsum samples the atmosphere and asks what is next for the coalition.
Arab revolt: social media and the people’s revolution
Country by country Channel 4 News unpicks the key social media elements of revolt throughout the Middle East and assesses how internet communication helped awaken online youth activism.
Briton kidnapped by gunmen in Somalia
A British aid worker with Save The Children has been kidnapped by gunmen in Somalia, our Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Jonathan Rugman writes.
Nine arrested after Kenya terror attack
Kenyan bomb disposal experts say they’ve safely detonated explosives left after the attack on a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi – which left 21 people dead. Nine more suspects were arrested today as the authorities vowed to bring anyone connected with the attack to justice. Five were killed at the scene, all believed to be…
Britons arrested in Kenya ‘to be deported’
Two British men who were arrested in Kenya are to be deported, Channel 4 News learns. They were detained on suspicion of planning to meet al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.
Africans appear to have upper hand at Africa-EU summit
With the third Africa-EU finished, it looks like Africa have the upper hand, writes independent journalist and East Africa expert Jamal Osman for Channel 4 News.
MI5 chief: terrorists still want to attack UK
There are hundreds of new leads every month in the fight against Islamist terrorism, Simon Israel hears from the head of the UK’s security services, Jonathan Evans.
Garissa survivor: everybody was running for their lives
A student, who survived a terror attack at Garissa University College in Kenya, describes the harrowing moment she was forced to run for her life to escape Al-Shabaab gunmen.