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: email@example.com.
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Ciham Ali Abdu has been detained in Eritrea for more than six years
Nazrawit Abera was arrested for carrying bottles of cocaine her family says weren't hers
Burundian government has indefinitely blocked VOA and BBC broadcasts, and outlawed journalists from providing information to broadcasters
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Yared Getachew was the youngest captain at Ethiopian Airlines but also an accomplished pilot with more than 10 years of experience
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Nigeria’s postponed election is the latest example of a hallmark of African democracy — election delays that make voters wait weeks, if not years, before they can head to the polls
A yearlong effort to help Somaliland develop its trade relationship with Ethiopia is wrapping up, but leaders have big plans for the region, which still seeks international recognition of its statehood
Russian private military contractors in central Africa benefit in the midst of instability
Observers question whether French mission is intended to fight terrorism or prop up Deby
UN Secretary General António Guterres says developed countries need to do their part to help migrants and displaced people
Entertainer wants to bring about peaceful reform, drawing inspiration from US civil rights movement
The United States says Ghana has been impeding the return of deported nationals
Sheikh Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi was among business people arrested in November 2017 in Saudi anti-corruption sweep