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.
The more than week-long conflict in Ethiopia between federal government and regional ruling party TPLF has forced more than 20,000 people to flee to Sudan, according to UN refugee agency
Long a bedrock of stability in the Horn of Africa, analysts fear a destabilized Ethiopia could have repercussions beyond its borders
At least five American political newcomers with African roots who won posts in city, state and federal races in Tuesday’s US elections
Pew research shows 2.4 million foreign-born Africans in US are not a monolithic voting bloc
More than 15 first- or second-generation Americans of African descent running for office in the U.S.
Protesters in Nigeria calling for end to SARS police unit urge international community to join call for reform
Observers say United States, international community have role to play in demanding reforms
As friends and rights advocates celebrated a recent award shedding light on Kizito Mihigo’s work, they remain skeptical about the circumstances surrounding his death in police custody; authorities say he committed suicide
Somali Fartuun Adan and her daughter Ilwad Elman are the 2020 recipients of The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a prize given each year to a person or group risking their lives to protect people in conflict
African diaspora organizers say though the US election is drawing more African-born immigrants eligible to vote, they are not organized enough to constitute a voting bloc
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.