Omar is a reporter for Quartz covering East Africa based in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. He was most recently a Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright Fellow at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. He has been a Senior Producer for a BBC Swahili Service weekly radio news magazine show, ‘Haba na Haba’ (Little by Little) and created and hosted a news review show @Mgahawa on East Africa Television. His writing has appeared in The Arizona Republic, Global Voices, The East African, amongst others. Omar studied English and Philosophy at St Andrews University in Scotland. His obsessions include Africa Innovators, the Business of Sport and the Future of African Finance.