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.
Condé faces questions over efforts to amend the constitution and stay in power for a third term
Aaron Berhane, a former editor-in-chief and cofounder of Setit, once Eritrea's largest independent newspaper, highlights the plight of colleagues who disappeared after being detained
But Gen. Berhanu Jula, deputy chief of staff and director of military operations in the Ethiopian Armed Forces, downplays IS threat
Roots of the anger against foreigners are difficult to pin down; they make up about 7% of the population, but some politicians and officials have amplified the belief that foreigners own an outsized share of businesses in the country
A Zimbabwean humanitarian and scholar honored with a statue in New York. She is one of 'Statues For Equality' created by sculptors Gillie and Marc Schattner
Two women have been sworn in the sovereign council of the new leadership of Sudan as the country paves the way for a hopeful future without its long time leader Omar Al-Bashir
Opposition members of the DRC warned that the new cabinet formed by President Felix Tshisekedi is an extension of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila
As terror groups in southern and central Africa commit deadly attacks and pledge allegiance to Islamic State, experts try to determine how big a threat they pose to the region and the wider world
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was released from four years' detention for trip
Uganda expands its enforcement of a year-old social media regulation, levying the fee on news organizations and social media influencers with large followings
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.