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.
After spying assisted by Huawei employees, Ugandan politician Bobi Wine, a vocal critic of President Yoweri Museveni, takes elaborate steps to keep government spies at bay
President and First Lady of Sierra Leone say they will continue to push to improve the lives of women and girls in the West African nation
Deaths of 20 Mozambican Soldiers and 5 Russian contractors in Cabo Delgado province have drawn attention to Russia’s strategy in southern Africa and beyond
Prime minister's spokeswoman says another 409 arrested in connection with last week's violence
Analyst tells VOA Moscow believes cyber interference in the affairs of other countries gives it the most bang for its buck
Prime minister breaks silence with written statement on clashes as official death toll rises to 67
Russia’s modern presence in Africa hasn’t always taken a positive spin, but Moscow hopes to rebrand the relationship with an ambitious new summit
President Buhari vows to close some Islamic schools known as Almajiris, where raids exposed abuse across northern Nigeria
In an interview with VOA’s Eskinder Firew in May, Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, discussed his country’s relationship with neighbor Eritrea, judicial reforms and the imprint he hopes to leave
The Nile Basin countries are locked in a bitter dispute over how to manage a massive infrastructure project that could produce 6,000 megawatts of power for Ethiopia
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.