Mohammed Adow

"Mohammed Adow is an Al Jazeera roving correspondent based in Doha. He has more than 15 years of experience reporting from across Africa.

Mohammed has filed exclusive reports for Al Jazeera about the Ogaden fighters who have been battling to achieve an autonomous state in eastern Ethiopia. He has also reported from the Rift Valley and elsewhere in Kenya about the post-election violence that rocked the nation, and covered conflicts in Somalia and Sudan."


Somali pirates target ships in the Indian Ocean

Pirates appear to be making a comeback in the Indian Ocean. Attacks were common until warships from an international force launched a major crackdown five years ago. But the ambushing of four ships by Somali pirates has ended the relative calm

Middle East

GCC crisis: Turkey comes to Qatar's aid with food supplies

A Saudi-led blockade imposed against Qatar raised fears of a food crisis in Qatar, as most of its supplies come from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. But the shortages have eased with Turkey and Iran shipping in meat, fruit and vegetables.


Somali fishermen complain about illegal vessels

Some fishermen in Somalia are being pushed towards piracy, because illegal fishing off the Somali coast is damaging their livelihood.


Six million Somalis face starvation

International aid agencies are warning that six million Somalis need urgent help to avoid starvation. Somalia is now facing the most severe drought in living memory; half the population is going hungry.


Somalia moves to boost security amid al-Shabab unrest

Mogadishu has managed to retake most territory from the armed group al-Shabab, but it continues to suffer from frequent deadly attacks.


Nigeria: At least 30,000 people forced out from slum housing

At least 30,000 people have been forcefully evicted from their slum housing in Nigeria. Lawyers say they're the victims of a land grab as real estate developers move in to the commercial capital. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Lagos.


Nigerian corruption agency uncovers $43m in cash

The discovery of a massive cash haul in a flat has prompted calls for the president to take action. Nigeria's president has suspended his spy chief after a series of corruption scandals. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Lagos, Nigeria.


US seals arms deal with Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

The US has agreed to sell high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against the armed group Boko Haram. Barack Obama had approved the sale as president but it was delayed after the Nigerian air force bombed a refugee camp in January.


Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria's farmers

The risk of mass starvation in Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the UN refugee agency has warned. Farmers in northern Nigeria say their situation is made worse by violence from Boko Haram.


Nigeria: Meningitis outbreak infects thousands

At least 300 people have died in Nigeria and more than 3,000 are infected in a meningitis outbreak. It is the worst outbreak of the disease in Nigeria since 2009, when nearly 10,000 cases were recorded.


Nigeria: Rescued Boko Haram wives share stories

The Nigerian army has captured several would-be female suicide bombers working with Boko Haram. Soldiers also rescued hundreds of kidnapped girls who were forced to become brides.


Nigerian army in 'final push' to remove Boko Haram

Nigeria's military has begun what it calls the 'final offensive' to retake Boko Haram's last strongholds. For years, Nigeria's Sambisa Forest served as a hide-out for the armed group until they were pushed out by the army in December.