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 report highlights dire conditions for displaced indigenous people in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley; government says the developments will lift people out of poverty
After more than three years in prison an Eritrean man accused of running a human trafficking ring has been acquitted by an Italian court
Ethiopian Prime Minister undeterred after latest violence
Militant groups are exploiting intercommunal conflict, further destabilizing what is already one of the Sahel region's most lawless areas
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
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.