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.
New Heritage Foundation report examines Chinese projects in Africa as possible ‘vector’ for espionage
Scientists in Germany, US testing plant’s effectiveness
Filmmaker wanted to make virus impact come alive for children and also empower them to prevent it
A 90-second Nigerian video, teaching children about the virus is having a global impact
Dr. Senait Fisseha says the world needs US leadership in the fight against the coronavirus and asked world leaders to remember 'we are all in this together'
The use of militaries to enforce quarantines in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is causing anxiety among some, particularly in African countries
The woman never got to see her newborn baby boy
Ethiopian community in D.C. mourns the death of a new mother
South Africa orders the deployment of 73,000 soldiers in the fight against coronavirus while observers say the military without training for infectious disease control poses serious risks
African residents say they are being singled out for additional testing, quarantine and, in some cases, are being evicted from their homes
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.