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.
The arrests mark the first time Chinese officials will face charges connected to the Standard Gauge Railway
Donald Yamamoto, newly appointed US ambassador to Mogadishu, brings 20 years of experience, both in Somalia and the broader East Africa region, to his new post
A survivor of a deadly blast in Mogadishu recalls her experiences
China is backing a draft resolution introduced by Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast, calling for the U.N. to find peacekeeping missions by the AU
Sanctions had been imposed in 2009 in response to allegations Asmara was providing material support to Islamist insurgents in Somalia
Russia’s multilayered presence in Africa, spearheaded by private military contractors, shows no signs of slowing
The first Eritrean-American congressman and the son of refugee immigrants pledges to combat the toxicity and vitriol’ in U.S. politics as he heads to Washington
Days after a regional commissioner called for names of gay people living in Tanzania, the government has distanced itself from his remarks amid international condemnation
Meaza Ashenafi has built a career on advocating for women
Six years of civil war have weakened the Central African Republic’s national army
Edna Adan Ismail one of lone warriors in fight against genital mutilation affecting an estimated 200 million women and girls alive today
Ethiopia’s new president is a woman, and women fill half of the country's cabinet and 37 percent of its parliament, but gender inequality still persists
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