I’m a digital, multimedia journalist with the Voice of America’s Africa Division, where I cover the latest news from across the continent.
I report and edit in English, Amharic and Tigrigna, and my work has appeared in The New York Times, Poynter.org, Reuters, The Tampa Bay Times and The Washington Post. I also produce data-driven multimedia stories and research trends in analytics and digital journalism.
Praekelt.org has gone global raising awareness about coronavirus
Medical authorities say public education will play a key role in stopping the spread of the coronavirus in Africa
The drugs will be used on an emergency basis for patients with acute respiratory problems
Thousands of African migrants are held in overcrowded facilities in Libya where diseases spread rapidly
Some African students remain stuck in China, months after the coronavirus first gripped the country
Public education seen as key to stopping spread of COVID-19, so prominent figures use music to reach the masses
Human Rights Watch Calls on Ethiopia to Restore Internet and Phone Access in Western Oromia
Deputy director Dr. Ahmed Ogwell said the continent has learned lessons from the Ebola outbreak and is better prepared to respond to the coronavirus
Family and rights groups of Nigerian journalist Omoyele Sowore call on the government to end delay tactics in court and drop all charges. Salem Solomon has the latest on his case
After months in prison and a prolonged legal fight, Omoyele Sowore, although free on bail, is now facing treason charges
I make frequent appearances on TV, radio and web shows to discuss events unfolding across Africa. My comments have appeared on VOA broadcasts, Al Jazeera and Newsy.
My father knew we were next. “They’re going to come for us,” he’d say, after Meles Zenawi, then the prime minister of Ethiopia, told the country on national television in July 1998 that Eritreans weren’t welcome.
For years, news outlets in Europe and North America have aimed to cover African places and people in terms familiar to their audiences.
What the country teaches the world about the importance of an independent press.
For years, Boko Haram has carried the dubious distinction of being Africa’s deadliest terrorist group.