Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


How A Person Can Recover From Ebola

Friday, April 11, 2014

The stricken are most likely to die within 10 days. But those whose bodies produce antibodies may survive — and be sent home with a clean bill of health. That's happening now in Guinea.


The Ebola Survivors: Reborn But Not Always Embraced

Friday, April 11, 2014

They have recovered from the deadly virus that is ravaging Guinea. They feel blessed by their good fortune. But family and friends are often afraid to welcome them back with open arms.


The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In Guinea, an aggressive strain of the virus has claimed over 100 lives and invaded the capital city. But while it may take months to contain the outbreak, there already are survivors.


Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.


On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Human Rights Watch is urging Senegal to implement a law criminalizing forced begging. People acting as Islamic teachers have been exploiting thousands of young boys.


U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pidgin English is a second language for tens of millions of Nigerians, but it's not every day that you hear a diplomat speaking it. The U.S. ambassador recently gave it a shot in a radio interview.


Nigeria Pressed To Do More For Civilians Caught In Insurgency

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Militants seeking to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria have killed 150 people in attacks in the last 4 days. The Boko Haram sect launched its uprising in 2009 but has ramped up its violence.


In Conflict-Torn Africa, Senegal Shows A Way To Religious Harmony

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Inter-religious tensions have been in the headlines in parts of Africa lately. Christian-Muslim clashes have left many dead in places like Nigeria and Central African Republic. But there are also examples of peaceful inter-religious co-existence in Africa, such as Senegal.


As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

South Africans are paying their respects at a hilltop amphitheater in Pretoria, the spot where Mandela was sworn in as the country's first black president nearly 20 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps millions, are expected to come over the next three days.