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 from videos seen by Amnesty appear to show security forces torturing captured militants
Compensation for victims is prerequisite for process to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism
Images viewed by international rights group appear to show security forces torturing captured militants
Paul Rusesabagina is one of many Rwandan opposition figures to have been arrested, while others have died under mysterious circumstances
Amnesty International’s Nigeria director says a cycle of impunity perpetuates more violence in the northern part of the country
The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that a Kenyan journalist detained in Ethiopia has been released, but press advocates see latest crackdown on journalists as a step back for Ethiopia’s democratic progress
International observers fear instability in Mali could spread across West Africa
In June, Kadijah Saccoh was allegedly assaulted by a family member who was tasked with looking after her and her sister; the case put sexual violence in the spotlight
Death of Kadijah Saccoh in June prompted protests, debate about how country should address gender-based violence
Deal being held up in Congress over compensations of then-African nationals who became US citizens
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.