A native of Uganda, Yasin Kakande has been a Middle East journalist for more than a decade. He has worked for the Abu Dhabi-based The National newspaper as the correspondent for the Northern Emirates. He also has worked as a news producer for City 7 TV in Dubai, a features writer for the Khaleej Times, as a reporter and assistant editor for the Bahrain Tribune, and as an online editor for The Peninsula Newspaper in Qatar. He has also done several freelance assignments for international distribution like Al Jazeera and also wrote Op-ed pieces for different online outlets on the plight of migrant workers, press freedom and extremism in the GCC.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and a master of business administration degree in marketing from the United Arab Emirates branch of the U.S.-based Preston University. He is fluent in English, Arabic, Swahili, and French.
His first book, ‘The Ambitious Struggle: An African Journalist's Journey of Hope and Identity in a Land of Migrants,’ was published in 2013.
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