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.
China says it will attend an emergency World Health Organization summit this week on the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected several hundred and killed at least six. VOA correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.
For the first time, most of the United States' 2.1 million federal workers will be eligible to get twelve weeks of paid family leave following the birth or adoption of a child. The new benefit - under the annual National Defense Authorization Act - goes into effect on Oct. 1. Dozens of other countries around the world already offer paid family leave to civil workers. Now advocates are pressing for the law to extend to workers across the U.S. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo has more.
Illinois, the largest Midwestern state in the U.S., is beginning 2020 with the implementation of a new law that allows people to legally buy marijuana for recreational use. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act also also allows the governor to pardon thousands for past low-level cannabis convictions
The International Committee of the Red Cross says that widespread conflict, severe economic decline, food insecurity and the collapse of essential public services continue to take an enormous toll on the Yemeni population's mental and physical health
Boeing confirms it will suspend production of its 737 Max jetliner next month as regulators made it clear that they will not approve the jet's return to service by the end of the year. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports on the potential impact of the move.