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.
Booby traps, counterfeit currency and military ammunition said to be among things Russian mercenaries in Libya are known for
Observers say filling massive reservoir could threaten freshwater access for Egypt, Sudan, but that military conflict remains 'option Z'
US Treasury Department imposed far-reaching sanctions on businesses tied to Yevgeniy Prigozhin
Images suggest Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, has already started filling the dam, despite being the source of tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan
At least 11 people have been killed as a result of violence in Mali’s capital as protesters call for the removal of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Millions have a second layer of vulnerability added this year due to a global pandemic that spreads quickly among people who live in close proximity to one another
Oromia regional authorities said at least 50 people have been killed in the region following the death of a popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa
Egypt calls tensions surrounding Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam a threat to peace and security and has asked the UN to step in
ICC’s Fatou Bensouda said Ali Kushayb’s surrender is a signal to war criminals that they cannot hide forever
Lawyer Fatou Bensouda says Ali Kushayb's surrender is a signal to war criminals that they cannot hide forever
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.