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.
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
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Unrelenting protests point to a desire for change in Sudan, where young people see a government that’s failed them, both economically and politically
From Houston, Texas, to Nairobi, Kenya, American entrepreneur Jason Spindler helped others reach their potential
Kenyan officials face revelations the country may have imperiled key strategic assets when it signed a 2014 contract
A mother reconnects with the stranger who helped her 5-year-old daughter travel from Sierra Leone to the U.S., 15 years later
Pregnant women have been overlooked in vaccine research and administration for too long, according to new guidance from an international team of experts
The United States’ rhetoric toward China is sharpening, but in Africa, that may not matter
A new policy toward Africa frames the U.S. in more adversarial roles with both China and Russia
A new report concludes attacks on journalists that surged in 2016 show no signs of lessening
A US district judge ruled the federal ban on female genital mutilation unconstitutional, shifting attention to states' roles in outlawing the practice
Ciham Ali Abdu disappeared in 2012 after attempting to cross Eritrea’s border with Sudan; her family hasn’t heard from her since
The arrests mark the first time Chinese officials will face charges connected to the Standard Gauge Railway