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.
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
China continues to fine-tune its approach to African infrastructure investment, but countries in Africa bear the brunt of the risk
New plan promises to invigorate the East African nation's economy, but it could bring debt to perilous levels
Decades-long conflict came to define relationship between the countries but both are seen as having much to gain from rapprochement, cooperation
The meeting, in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, is the first time the countries’ heads of government have met since 2000
Regional government denied allegations in hum rights group report, setting up possible showdown with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
African first ladies don't always work in the spotlight, but their initiatives affect many lives, and their voices are becoming more prominent
Central banks in Africa are considering adding China’s currency to their foreign reserves, a move that could increase dependency on the world’s second-largest economy
But questions linger about how countries will address decades of animosity
Two dead at massive rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reforms and message of reconciliation
Eritrean President Afwerki announces plans to open diplomatic talks with Ethiopia in response to offer to give back disputed land
The longtime VOA broadcaster brought Africa's music to the world
If Ethiopia implements international decision on its border with Eritrea, it might end 18-year stalemate and, possibly, bring about changes to country’s internal policies
The US may cut its commandos in Africa by nearly half after an attack in Niger raised questions about oversight and training
Ethiopia's ruling coalition said it would adhere to the terms of the Algiers Agreement, which resulted in a definitive ruling on the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea
Russia has re-emerged as a potential player in Africa after a 20-year hiatus, but the consequences of their comeback aren’t yet clear