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.
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
President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against the court, which is probing suspected war crimes by US troops in Afghanistan
The global pandemic is forcing leaders to govern during a crisis; some are getting high marks for preparedness, while others are stoking fear
China-Africa relations experts say due to the global pandemic many African countries are calling for a pause in repayments or a form of debt forgiveness
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.