Initially broadcast on Columbia Access Television in Columbia, Mo, Africa Talks is a talk show profiling people and issues affecting the continent of Africa. The show ranges from hard hitting political coverage to light-hearted human interest stories. It invites guests who live in the U.S. and abroad. As an extension of the broadcast on cable and online, this blog is a multimedia news site tracking issues about Africa and the global African diaspora. It is also an online journal where host Salem Solomon shares stories pertaining to the continent.
Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Reuters, the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Global Journalist, KBIA.org, Columbia Access Television (CAT TV), Newsy.com, KOPN Community Radio, East Africa In Focus and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She has commented on current events in the Atlantic, Al-Jazeera, Voice of America and the Columbia Missourian. She got her start in her home country of Eritrea working in the English-language department of the state-owned television station Eri-TV. There, she anchored the nightly news.
She currently works at the Tampa Bay Business Journal producing a five-times-a-week email newsletter called “Wake-Up Call,” submits freelance articles to the Business Journal and runs www.africa-talks.com.