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Mohamed Amin

Kenyan photojournalist

Died when: 53 years 86 days (638 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Mohamed Amin

Mohamed Amin MBE (29 August 1943 – 23 November 1996) was a Kenyan photojournalist.Amin's filming of Michael Buerk's report of the 1984 Ethiopian famine brought international attention to the crisis and eventually helped start the charity wave that resulted in Live Aid concerts.

Amin died in November 1996 when his flight Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 was hijacked and crashed into the Indian Ocean near Grande Comore.

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