Mariama Diallo is a senior reporter covering national and world affairs for Voice of America in multiple languages. She was recently the VOA acting bureau chief for the agency's West Africa office.
Mariama co-hosts Straight Talk Africa, one of VOA’s flagship programs, host a daily news 60 seconds roundup VOA60 Africa and is also a regular, long-time contributor to many other programs.
Fluent in French, English, Wolof and Fulani, Mariama began her journalism career at the state Radio and TV in her native Senegal where she studied at the school of Economics at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. She later graduated from American University in Washington, DC, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Computer Science.
Spikes in new coronavirus cases in countries that appeared to have largely contained it are leading to new concerns amid a debate over the easing of lockdowns. Scientists are looking at whether the virus could have been imported by travelers or whether it is being spread by asymptomatic people. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.
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