The BBC Somali Service editor Abdullahi Abdi Quits
The BBC Somalia Service editor Abdullahi Abdi has resigned. Abdi took up the position in 2017 and has steered the service in to growth in audience within the Horn of Africa and the diaspora which has a large number of the Somalia community. Abdi who is studying for PHD at the Moi University in Kenya has had a career with the broadcaster spanning over 13 years. In his most recent posting,he shuttled between London and Nairobi, where he has been leading the Somali team spread between London, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Ethiopia, USA and Djibouti.
He was also responsible for researching and writing special products such as profiles of key political and religious groups as well as their leaders and opinion shapers, country media surveys; diary of top events among other duties.