Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.


West African Doctors Plead For Access To Experimental Ebola Serum

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Ebola outbreak has taken a particularly high toll on health workers, with more than 100 cases of health workers infected with the disease. West Africans are now requesting access to experimental drugs that have been used on Western health workers.


Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. To help stop the virus, health workers are putting up Ebola awareness posters around the country. One doctor explains why they're so graphic.


Doctor Remembered For Dedication To Fighting Deadly Ebola

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Virologist Sheik Humar Khan has been hailed a hero treating Ebola in Sierra Leone. He cared for dozens of patients before testing positive for Ebola and dying of the lethal virus, late last month.


Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.


Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops

Thursday, August 07, 2014

As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak continues to spread, affected nations are imposing drastic new measures to try to contain the infection.


Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. But many people there don't think the virus is real. Others are so frightened by Ebola that they're afraid to take sick relatives to clinics.


Sierra Leone Imposes Drastic Measures To Stop Ebola's Spread

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hard hit by the Ebola virus. Officials have declared a public health emergency to try to stop the spread of Ebola.


What You Need To Know About Sierra Leone And Ebola

Monday, August 04, 2014

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is there and has the latest.


Missing Air Algerie Flight Appears To Have Crashed In Mali

Thursday, July 24, 2014

According to Air Algerie, one of the airline's flights has likely crashed in the African country of Mali. The plane, which carried 116 passengers and crew, lost contact with authorities an hour after it took off.


Young Pakistani Activist Urges Nigeria To Do More For Kidnapped Girls

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's been three months since Islamist extremists kidnapped more than 250 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria. Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai appealed to the captors to free the girls.


U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Officials say the snails are "highly invasive, voracious pests" that eat paint and stucco off houses. But the snails are a prized delicacy in West Africa, where they're marinated or grilled on sticks.


In West Africa, Officials Target Ignorance And Fear Over Ebola

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Health officials are trying to convince families to bring the ill to health centers and to change the way their bury their dead to rein in the disease, which has killed hundreds across the region.


Extremist Group Claims Credit For Mass Kidnapping In Nigeria

Monday, May 05, 2014

Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home.


Why Bring Up Death When We Could Talk About 'Something More Pleasant'?

Monday, May 05, 2014

In her illustrated memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast describes being an only child and conflicted caretaker to her aging parents.


Fate Of Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls Remains Unknown

Friday, May 02, 2014

Protesters surrounded Nigeria's parliament calling on the government to take more action to find more than 200 missing schoolgirls. They were kidnapped by Islamist militants nearly three weeks ago.


With Few Answers On Missing Teens, Frustration Simmers In Nigeria

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two weeks. There is still little reliable information about the situation.


'Have Mercy On Our Little Ones': Kidnapping Agonizes Nigerians

Sunday, April 27, 2014

More than 200 schoolgirls were taken from a remote town, horrifying the country. The government has been blamed for an inadequate response to the kidnapping, and to extremism in general.


Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

According to the Nigerian military, all but eight of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school have been rescued. As many as 100 girls had been abducted by militants earlier in the week.


Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves.