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.
General Asaminew Tsige was fanning flames of Amhara nationalism before he was killed
As UN marks International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, an initiative by the foundation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege helps to end stigma of rape survivors
The fourth internet outage under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has ended in Ethiopia, without an explanation for the country-wide blackout
American tech giant announces two new development centers
A recent attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in a northern province in Mozambique signals a growing presence of extremist groups in
Religious leaders in Ethiopia are condemning a U.S. travel company that caters to gay clients for organizing travel to Ethiopian religious sites
Chinese technology giant Huawei plans to expand its footprint in Africa through 5G, cloud computing and artificial intelligence technologies
The United States has removed Eritrea from a list of countries uncooperative in the fight against terrorism, the latest in a series of diplomatic
VOA’s Carol Van Dam Falk contributed to this report.At a time when bad news seems inescapable, the aid group Save the Children has some good news
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.