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.
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
After winning a silver medal at the Olympics and spending two years in self-imposed exile, Feyisa Lilesa is returning home
Government is calling for calm as it tries to restore peace in the country’s second-largest region
Ouster of local official has left region’s residents reeling from week of violence, presenting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed with one of his biggest tests to date
Chinese news about Africa puts the continent in a positive light, but it doesn't always tell the whole story
Regional integration could threaten Djibouti's economy and political stability, making it a potential spoiler in Eritrea's quest for regional rapprochement
Ethiopia hopes its fast-growing economy and newfound political stability will attract investment
Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former warlord and vice president, will return to Congo in August to run in the upcoming presidential election
Ahmed will connect with diaspora communities in Washington, Minneapolis and Los Angeles with a message for some to return home
From arms deals to security forums, China’s decadeslong military presence in Africa continues to evolve
Billion-dollar trade and infrastructure deals grab headlines, but many of the opportunities China presents to Africa can be found in private businesses, according to one global management consulting firm
Players of African origin beat the odds to help France reach the World Cup final