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.
While many of those who have died or been infected by COVID-19 have been the elderly, the novel coronavirus also has struck the young. Otherwise-healthy younger patients are being hit hard. VOA’s Mariama Diallo reports on two survivors: a 33-year-old in Italy and a 44-year-old in the Philippines.
Empty offices, streets and shops in cities around the world are becoming the new normal. As the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the global economy is starting to show, some governments are working on mammoth stimulus packages to avoid the worse possible outcome. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo has more.
Washington authorities issued a warning to visitors enticed by the annual cherry blossoms. It’s becoming "increasingly difficult to maintain effective social distancing" amid the coronavirus outbreak. This comes as more than 1.5 billion people worldwide were asked or ordered to stay home. VOA correspondent Mariama Diallo has more.