Ahmed Jimale

Board Member Africa Vagabonds

Ahmed Jimale worked for over ten years as a stringer in what is probably for journalists one of most dangerous cities in the world, Mogadishu/Somalia. He filmed the shocking scenes of US soldier William Cleveland, who was dragged through the streets of the Somali capital by a mob. These footage by Ahmed Jimale contributed to the withdrawal of American troops from Somalia under President Bill Clinton. The chaos of war on the Horn of Africa, which has been lasted for decades, forced Ahmed Jimale to flee. Today he lives and works as a social worker in Sweden. He is still closely connected to Somalia.