Salem Solomon is a multimedia digital journalist with the Voice of America’s Africa Division. She covers the latest news from across the continent, and she also reports and edits in Amharic and Tigrigna.
Salem’s multimedia and data-driven projects include How Western DRC’s Ebola Outbreak Was Contained, Unrest: Ethiopia at a Crossroads, Zimbabwe in Transition, Hunger Across Africa and How Long Have Africa's Presidents Held Office?
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Poynter.org and Reuters. She researches trends in analytics and digital journalism. For tips and inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report says impact on nearby villagers and the many subsistence farmers who live in the Guinean countryside has been profound
Country struck historic peace agreements earlier this year, strengthening its ability to promote regional cooperation and security, but concerns about human rights abuses continue
Suspended NGOs, including Doctors Without Borders and Catholic Relief Services, might have a chance to resume operations, if they comply with new government requirements
In Ethiopia, an old pattern reemerges: Protesters take to the streets, and the government turns of the internet
Ugandan youth say they want change at the highest levels of their country’s government
First ladies of Mozambique, Namibia and Sierra Leone speak to VOA as Melania Trump prepares to visit African continent next week
Heated rhetoric has put country's ties to China under scrutiny, as international players withhold assistance
Rights groups call for release of an ex-finance minister arrested after publishing a book critical of the government, Isaias Afwerki
An Ethiopian woman is recovering and rebuilding her life after surviving a brutal attack in February
But some of the country's biggest challenges haven't yet been addressed
Zambia says it secured $30 million in financing and a $30 million grant from China as some say Beijing is pursuing debt-trap diplomacy
Nations in the Horn of Africa continue to work together to resolve conflicts and build regional stability
China to cancel debt for some of Africa's least-developed countries, but it's nowhere near Africa's biggest lender
Russia and Eritrea expand their bilateral relationship with a planned logistics center in East Africa
The 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation will give African leaders a chance to negotiate new infrastructure and development deals, but U.S. politicians are concerned about a worldwide overreliance on Chinese financing
After years of conflict, hopes are high that an outsider and former exile can bring change to Ethiopia’s Somali region as its new acting president
Worldwide, numbers of refugees and displaced people have reached record levels, but US is on track to admit fewer refugees than ever before
In the DRC, researchers are working on long-term efforts to fight future infectious disease outbreaks
Dejen Ande Hishel spent 15 years in prison before escaping; now, he's calling for justice for those still behind bars