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.
Release of investigative reporter Erick Kabendera after seven months, sheds broader light on deteriorating press freedom in country
Mali has been struggling to contain a jihadist rebellion that erupted in the country in 2012
Kizito Mihigo, a well known gospel singer, was found dead in his prison cell four days after being arrested near the border with Burundi
In the latest court development, Sudan’s ousted ruler, Omar al-Bashir, is being questioned for money laundering in connection with financing Islamist groups
After two days of discussions facilitated by the U.S. Treasury Department, the three countries say they hope to reach a technical agreement by the end of the month
A growing list of consulting and accounting firms are distancing themselves from Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, and her husband, because of their alleged involvement in a corruption case. Accounting firms such as Price Waterhouse Coopers and Boston Consulting Group are among the few that have openly expressed their disappointment and have started internal investigations.
While many other international airlines are suspending service due to coronavirus, Ethiopian Airlines continues to fly
Thousands of African students express fear and doubt as they hide from the deadly illness in China
The death of American basketball player Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter in a Calabasas, California, helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, sent shockwaves throughout the world, especially in Africa where many looked up to him. VOA spoke with fans in Nairobi and a basketball official in Ivory Coast about the NBA star's sudden death. Salem Solomon has the story.
Countries are putting in place screening and quarantine procedures on the continent, African students studying in China face fear and uncertainty
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.