LONDON, United Kingdom
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is mourning the loss of veteran journalist Mohamed Aden Hersi better known as Terra, who passed away in London this morning.
Late Mohamed Aden Hersi “Terra” has recently been hospitalized in London, where he was confirmed dead. Abdinur Shiekh a prominent BBC journalist and a brother in law of late Mohamed also confirmed Mohamed’s death in his Facebook post.
Mohamed was one of the most famous Somali journalists in the Somali speaking society and he was among many journalists who joined Radio Mogadishu in the early 1970s.
Mohamed Aden Hersi “Terra” held a number of positions in the various Radio Stations in Mogadishu. He was also one of the first team to graduate from the faculty of journalism in the National University of Somalia. In recent years Mohamed was working with the London-based Universal TV
“On behalf of Somali Journalists, I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of late Mohamed Aden Hersi and ask Allah to give him hereafter life in paradise.” said Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, Secretary General of NUSOJ
In a written statement, the President of NUSOJ, Mahir Jama sadly notes, “The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) shares this sad feeling and loss to all Somali Journalists and the family members of late Mohamed Aden Hersi”
“I call on Somali journalists in London to take part in the funeral of the deceased journalist and share the pain and sadness with family and friends of late Mohamed .” he added