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Ofeibea Quist-Arcton

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton appears in the following:

Nigeria Joins Senegal In Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

Monday, October 20, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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U.N. Ebola Chief: We Are Working 'At Full Speed'

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After criticism of a poor response to the Ebola crisis, the United Nations is establishing a management hub in Ghana. The head of UNMEER says the agency is in a race against the disease.

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Families Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Skeptical Of Boko Haram Truce

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Nigerian military announced on Friday that it had reached a truce with Boko Haram militants. The agreement includes the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped six months ago.

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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.

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Grieving But Grateful, Ebola Survivors In Liberia Give Back

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After living through their own nightmares, Ebola survivors are still mourning the loss of their loved ones. But they're giving back by working at the treatment centers and caring for children.

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Ebola Workers Attacked By Villagers In Guinea

Friday, September 19, 2014

Several people, including health workers and three journalists, have been found dead days after they were attacked while spreading awareness of Ebola in a Guinean village.

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Cleared Of Murder, Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

Friday, September 12, 2014

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend. On Thursday, he was cleared of premeditated murder.

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Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfiend's Death

Friday, September 12, 2014

A judge in South Africa has found the double-amputee athlete guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

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Fast-Moving Ebola Slows Down Liberia's Economy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Farmers are too frightened to tend their fields. Customers have stopped going to restaurants, bars and other shops. So now people in Liberia's "breadbasket" region are depending on food donations.

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In Liberia's Hard-Hit Lofa County, Ebola Continues To Take A Toll

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The farming town of Barkedu accounts for a fifth of Liberia's Ebola deaths. Residents have revved up anti-Ebola efforts. But the virus has swept away entire families, and there's no end in sight.

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In The County Where Ebola First Struck Liberia, A Cry For Help

Monday, September 08, 2014

The virus reportedly crossed the border from Guinea into lush Lofa County in March. Health workers risk their lives to care for the sick — and are "flabbergasted" at the lack of international aid.

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Doctors Struggle To Treat Ebola Patients In Liberian Border Town

Monday, September 08, 2014

Much of the attention on the Ebola outbreak has focused on the capital Monrovia, but the situation in the far north, near the border with Guinea, is also causing alarm.

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Remembering Shacki: Liberia's Accidental Ebola Victim

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Shacki Kamara went out to buy his aunt some tea. Then she heard from the neighborhood kids: "They shot Shacki." He died the next day. Eva Nah is still asking why.

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Chill Out, Pie-Makers. There's No Butter Shortage Looming

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it's not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn't evil. It's because other countries love our butter, too.

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Liberia's Information Minister Admits Mistakes, Defends Actions

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In efforts to defeat Ebola, the government could have done better, says Lewis Brown. But he stands by the tough calls that have been made — including the controversial quarantine in West Point.

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Calm After Ebola Storm: Quarantined Neighborhood Opens Up

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

They were angry about the treatment center. They didn't all believe the virus was real. But after protests, violence and a quarantine, many residents of West Point are no longer Ebola doubters.

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Liberia Lifts Ebola Quarantine Monrovia Slum

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Liberian authorities freed the West Point slum from its quarantine 10 days after imposing it. The military led the effort to isolate the impoverished community and the move sparked deadly clashes.

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Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

Monday, September 01, 2014

And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

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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.

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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.

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