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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Al-Qaida Militants Target Westerners In West Africa

Sunday, January 24, 2016

First Mali, now Burkina Faso. West Africa has become the latest target for Al Qaeda, and it's mostly Westerners the militants have killed.

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Years After Its Curfew Killed Theater, Ghana Gets A Second Act

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Back in the '80s, Ghanaian theater went dark under military curfew. Now, a dapper businessman-turned-playwright is leading an onstage revival — and doing it with a sense of humor.

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World Health Organization Declares Guinea Ebola-Free

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The World Health Organization has declared Guinea free of Ebola. The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record is thought to have originated from Guinea nearly two years ago.

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An Ex-Dictator Faces Trial — But Not In The Country He Ruled

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

For the first time, one African country, Senegal, is prosecuting the deposed leader of another African state, Chad. Witnesses say Hissene Habre was responsible for mass killings, torture and rape.

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Nigeria Declares Victory Over Boko Haram — But Do Nigerians See It That Way?

Sunday, December 27, 2015

With Nigeria's president saying Boko Haram is "technically defeated," we assess its current strength. The Islamist insurgents have lost ground but still terrorize the nation with suicide bombs.

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South African Protesters Call For President Zuma's Resignation

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Near the end of a tough year for South Africa's economy, protesters are hitting the streets, railing against President Jacob Zuma. They want Zuma to resign after he fired the finance minister.

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Climate Nerd Loves Science But Admits 'Only God (Is) Sure 100 Percent'

Friday, December 11, 2015

Armed with a Ph.D from Columbia University, Ousmane Ndiaye wants to tell farmers when the rain will (and won't) fall. But he's the first to say he's not always right.

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This Peanut Farmer Turns To A Cellphone — And Prayer — For A Top Crop

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Mariama Keita of Senegal farms the old-school way: hoes, pitchforks, no tractor. But lately she's relying on a not-so-traditional tool.

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British Parliament Debates Approving Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The British Parliament debated Wednesday whether to give the government permission to carry out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.

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2 Weeks On, Paris Pays Homage To Victims Of Terrorist Attack

Friday, November 27, 2015

France held a somber memorial ceremony Friday to remember the victims of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. Two weeks ago, three teams of extremist gunmen killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.

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Brussels Reopens For Business Even As Authorities Extend Security Alert

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Schools and shops reopen in Brussels even as authorities extend a security alert until Monday. It was imposed following the attacks in Paris waged by extremists with ties to France and Belgium.

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Belgian Capital Remains On Alert; Schools And Metro Stops Open

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Brussels is still on alert more than a week after a security crackdown following the terrorist attacks in Paris. Belgian authorities say they're searching for a new suspect linked to the attacks.

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The Mali Hotel Assault: The Day After

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The residents of Bamako, Mali, are in shock after Friday's deadly terrorist attack on a hotel, for which an al-Qaida linked group has claimed responsibility.

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The Latest On The Hostage Crisis In Mali

Friday, November 20, 2015

NPR's Steven Inskeep speaks with reporter Ofeibea Quist-Arcton to learn more about the hostage crisis at a hotel in Bamako, Mali, and the ensuing siege by special forces.

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Special Forces Clash With Hostage-Takers In Mali Hotel

Friday, November 20, 2015

In Mali's capital, Bamako, gunmen have taken more than 100 hostages at a Radisson hotel. NPR's Phil Ewing and Ofeibea Quist-Arcton explain what is known about the attacks and the crisis in progress.

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At Least 3 Dead In Hotel Attack In Bamako

Friday, November 20, 2015

The events at the Radisson Blu Hotel are unfolding. More than 100 people had been taken hostage by armed attackers. Dozens have either been freed or escaped.

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Some Hostages Freed During Siege At Mali Hotel

Friday, November 20, 2015

A military official in Bamako, the capital of the West African Nation of Mali, says more than two dozen hostages have been freed. At least three people have been killed.

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Hostages Taken In Mali's Capital After Gunmen Storm Radisson

Friday, November 20, 2015

The situation is still unfolding in Bamako, the capital of the West African nation of Mali. Gunmen are said to have taken more than 100 people hostage at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

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Gunmen Take Over Upscale Hotel In Mali's Capital

Friday, November 20, 2015

In West Africa, gunmen have taken over the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Reports say 170 staff and guests were taken hostage. The situation is ongoing.

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Boko Haram Kills 30 In Nigeria As Ex-Official Arrested For Embezzlement

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

As more than 30 people die in a Boko Haram bombing Tuesday, the Nigerian government arrests a former security adviser for allegedly embezzling $2 billion earmarked to fight the terrorists.

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