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 inspector general of Kenyan Police Service “urged officers to change their tact in the fight against the enemy”
President Donald Trump’s comments on 2019 Nobel Peace Prize prompt criticism, raise questions
Is Angola's 'Terminator' president going after corruption or his political rivals?
Isabel Dos Santos, billionaire daughter of the former Angolan President, tells VOA an Angolan court's order to freeze her assets is politically motivated
Iran has sought to increase its profile in Africa through ideology, arms sales and trade
Haben Girma, shares her story and says she wants to end what she calls 'ableism'
Seven Eritrean football players left their team in Uganda, refusing to return home after a football tournament
In whirlwind developments, new prime minister appointed days after the sudden death of a top military officer, who was viewed by many as a kingmaker
Freweini Mebrahtu produces a patented, reusable menstrual pad for girls in her native Ethiopia. There are 30 million women of reproductive age in the country and the vast majority do not have access to affordable sanitary pads.
In an interview with VOA’s Nightline Africa radio program, former President Ian Khama said claims made by the administration of President Mokgweetsi Masisi that he misappropriated billions in the local currency are ‘laughable’
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.